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royal tern

royal tern

..i dunno why, but these guys were fun to look at, they look pretty sharp.. i guess that’s what makes them “royal”.. 🙂

..or maybe mobsters eyeballing the opposing “family”.. 🙂

The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, syn. Sterna maxima) is a seabird in the tern family Sternidae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies.
T. m. maximus breeds on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico into the Caribbean. The slightly smaller T. m. albididorsalis breeds in coastal west Africa.
American birds winter south to Peru and Argentina, and African breeders move both north and south from the breeding colonies. (wiki)