A Pair of Common Terns

3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Wildlife Post Card Series Subject 3. Restore Protect Conserve America's Wildlife Resourses. Common Tern (Sterna Birundo). The flight of the Common Tern is strong, graceful and erratic. This Tern is found in both the Old and New World, both inland and at seas. In America it breeds from the northern United States and the Canadian provinces down the Altlantic and Gulf Coasts to Texas and in the Bahamas. In winter it ranges from Florida south on the ALtantic side of South America to Patagonia and on the Pacific to Ecuador. It nests preferably on sandy and gravelly places on islands or on shores where it frequently makes little nest except a depression on the sand. The spotted eggs number two or three: both the eggs and the young are difficult to see on the sand. This harmless bird eats small fishs, crustaceans, aquatic worms and inssects

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