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Tern

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Terns are seabirds in the family Laridae that have a worldwide distribution and are normally found near the sea, rivers, or wetlands. [1]

204 relations: Accommodation (eye), Agamidae, Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, Alarm signal, Albinism, Aleutian tern, American mink, Amphibian, Anous, Antarctic tern, Aphrodisiac, Arctic tern, Auk, Australasia, Australian magpie, Biological specificity, Bird colony, Bird louse, Bird migration, Bird of prey, Bird ringing, BirdLife International, Black noddy, Black tern, Black-bellied tern, Black-fronted tern, Black-naped tern, Blue noddy, Bluefish, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Bonito, Bradawl, Bridled tern, British Birds (magazine), Brown noddy, Cabot's tern, California least tern, Caribbean, Carl Linnaeus, Carnivore, Carotenoid, Caspian tern, Cat, Ceratophyllus borealis, Cestoda, Charadriiformes, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Chinese crested tern, Chronospecies, Cladogram, ..., Clutch (eggs), Common tern, Cone cell, Conrad Gessner, Convergent evolution, Crayfish, Critically endangered, Crow, Crustacean, Crypsis, Cytochrome b, Damara tern, DDT, Diphyllobothrium, Early Miocene, Easter Island, Egg incubation, Elegant tern, Endangered species, Fairy tern, Family (biology), Fledge, Forster's tern, Fossil, Fox, Francis Willughby, Frigatebird, Gene, Genotype, Genus, Geolocation, Goat, Grasshopper, Great Lakes, Greater crested tern, Green sea turtle, Grey noddy, Gulf of California, Gull, Gull-billed tern, Haemoproteus, Hatmaking, Heron, Humboldt penguin, Inca tern, Influenza A virus subtype H5N3, Introduced species, Invertebrate, Kerguelen tern, Kleptoparasitism, Large-billed tern, Larus, Least tern, Lesser crested tern, Lesser noddy, Ligula intestinalis, Little tern, Mallophaga, Mammal, Marsh tern, Melanism, Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, Miocene, Miriam Rothschild, Mitochondrial DNA, Mobbing (animal behavior), Monogamy, Morphology (biology), Moulting, Mouse, Mudflat, Near-threatened species, New Zealand, Norfolk dialect, North Germanic languages, Nucleic acid sequence, Old English, Old Norse, Onychoprion, Order (biology), Organochloride, Overfishing, Owl, Oxford University Press, Pair bond, Parasitism, Peruvian anchoveta, Peruvian tern, Philopatry, Phylogenetics, Phytoplankton, Pig, Pigment, Plumage, Porpoise, Precocial, Protein, Protozoa, Rabbit, Raccoon, Rat, Reighardia sternae, Retina, River, River tern, Roseate tern, Royal tern, Ruddy turnstone, Saemundssonia, San Lorenzo Marine Archipelago National Park, Sand eel, Sandwich tern, Saunders's tern, Scandinavia, Schistocephalus, Scotland, Sea, Seabird, Seabird breeding behavior, Sibling, Skimmer, Skua, Snowy-crowned tern, Sooty tern, South American tern, South Australia, Spectacled tern, Sterna, Sterna milne-edwardsii, Sternula, Stewart Island, Subspecies, Synchronization, Systema Naturae, Territory (animal), Thalasseus, The Seafarer (poem), Theresa Clay, Tuna, Ultraviolet, Vertebrate, Vulnerable species, Wader, Warm-blooded, West Nile virus, Wetland, Whiskered tern, White tern, White-cheeked tern, White-fronted tern, White-winged tern, William Turner (naturalist), Yellow-billed tern, Zostera. Expand index (154 more) »

Accommodation (eye)

Accommodation is the process by which the vertebrate eye changes optical power to maintain a clear image or focus on an object as its distance varies.

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Agamidae

Agamidae is a family of over 300 species of iguanian lizards indigenous to Africa, Asia, Australia, and a few in Southern Europe.

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Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, or African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) is an independent international treaty developed under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme's Convention on Migratory Species.

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Alarm signal

In animal communication, an alarm signal is an antipredator adaptation in the form of signals emitted by social animals in response to danger.

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Albinism

Albinism in humans is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.

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Aleutian tern

The Aleutian tern (Onychoprion aleuticus, formerly Sterna aleutica)Bridge, E. S.; Jones, A. W. & Baker, A. J. (2005).

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American mink

The American mink (Neovison vison) is a semiaquatic species of mustelid native to North America, though human intervention has expanded its range to many parts of Europe and South America.

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Amphibian

Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia.

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Anous

Anous is a genus of seabirds in family Laridae which also contains the gulls, terns and skimmers.

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Antarctic tern

The Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata) is a typical tern.

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Aphrodisiac

An aphrodisiac or love drug is a substance that increases libido when consumed.

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Arctic tern

The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Auk

An auk or alcid is a bird of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes.

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Australasia

Australasia, a region of Oceania, comprises Australia, New Zealand, neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean and, sometimes, the island of New Guinea (which is usually considered to be part of Melanesia).

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Australian magpie

The Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea.

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Biological specificity

In biology, biological specificity is the tendency of a characteristic such as a behavior or a biochemical variation to occur in a particular species.

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Bird colony

A bird colony is a large congregation of individuals of one or more species of bird that nest or roost in proximity at a particular location.

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Bird louse

A bird louse is any chewing louse (small, biting insects) of order Phthiraptera which parasitizes warm-blooded animals, especially birds.

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Bird migration

Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds.

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Bird of prey

A bird of prey, predatory bird, or raptor is any of several species of bird that hunts and feeds on rodents and other animals.

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Bird ringing

Bird ringing or bird banding is the attachment of a small, individually numbered metal or plastic tag to the leg or wing of a wild bird to enable individual identification.

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BirdLife International

BirdLife International (formerly the International Council for Bird Preservation) is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

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Black noddy

The black noddy or white-capped noddy (Anous minutus) is a seabird from the family Laridae.

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Black tern

The black tern (Chlidonias niger) is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America.

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Black-bellied tern

The black-bellied tern (Sterna acuticauda) is a tern found near large rivers in the Indian subcontinent, its range extending from Pakistan, Nepal and India to Myanmar.

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Black-fronted tern

The black-fronted tern (Chlidonias albostriatus) also known as sea martin, ploughboy, inland tern, riverbed tern or tarapiroe,Rod Morris and Alison Ballance, "Rare Wildlife of New Zealand", Random House, 2008 is a small tern generally found in or near bodies of fresh water in New Zealand and forages for freshwater fish, arthropods and worms.

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Black-naped tern

The black-naped tern (Sterna sumatrana) is an oceanic tern mostly found in tropical and subtropical areas of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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Blue noddy

The blue noddy (Anous cerulea) is a seabird in the family Laridae.

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Bluefish

The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae.

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BMC Evolutionary Biology

BMC Evolutionary Biology is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering all fields of evolutionary biology, including phylogenetics and palaeontology.

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Bonito

Bonitos are a tribe of medium-sized, ray-finned predatory fish in the family Scombridae – a family it shares with the mackerel, tuna, and Spanish mackerel tribes, and also the butterfly kingfish.

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Bradawl

A bradawl is a woodworking hand tool with a blade similar to that of a straight screwdriver and a handle made from wood or plastic.

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Bridled tern

The bridled tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)Bridge, E. S.; Jones, A. W. & Baker, A. J. (2005).

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British Birds (magazine)

British Birds is a monthly ornithology magazine that was established in 1907.

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Brown noddy

The brown noddy or common noddy (Anous stolidus) is a seabird in the family Laridae.

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Cabot's tern

Cabot's tern (Thalasseus acuflavidus) is a tern in the family Laridae formerly considered as a subspecies of the Sandwich tern.

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California least tern

The California least tern, Sternula antillarum browni, is a subspecies of least tern that breeds primarily in bays of the Pacific Ocean within a very limited range of Southern California, in San Francisco Bay and in northern regions of Mexico.

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Caribbean

The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding coasts.

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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Carnivore

A carnivore, meaning "meat eater" (Latin, caro, genitive carnis, meaning "meat" or "flesh" and vorare meaning "to devour"), is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging.

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Carotenoid

Carotenoids, also called tetraterpenoids, are organic pigments that are produced by plants and algae, as well as several bacteria and fungi.

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Caspian tern

The Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) is a species of tern, with a subcosmopolitan but scattered distribution.

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Cat

The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.

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Ceratophyllus borealis

Ceratophyllus borealis, also known as the boreal flea, is an ectoparasite of birds.

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Cestoda

Cestoda is a class of parasitic worms in the flatworm (Platyhelminthes) phylum, commonly known as tapeworms.

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Charadriiformes

Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds.

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Charles Lucien Bonaparte

Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte, 2nd Prince of Canino and Musignano (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), was a French biologist and ornithologist.

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Chinese crested tern

The Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini) is a tern in the family Laridae, closely related to the Sandwich tern, T. sandvicensis, and the lesser crested tern, T. bengalensis.

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Chronospecies

A chronospecies is a species derived from a sequential development pattern which involves continual and uniform changes from an extinct ancestral form on an evolutionary scale.

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Cladogram

A cladogram (from Greek clados "branch" and gramma "character") is a diagram used in cladistics to show relations among organisms.

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Clutch (eggs)

A clutch of eggs is the group of eggs produced by birds, amphibians, or reptiles, often at a single time, particularly those laid in a nest.

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Common tern

The common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird in the family Laridae.

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Cone cell

Cone cells, or cones, are one of three types of photoreceptor cells in the retina of mammalian eyes (e.g. the human eye).

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Conrad Gessner

Conrad Gessner (Conradus Gesnerus; Conrad Geßner or Cůnrat Geßner; 26 March 1516 – 13 December 1565) was a Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, and philologist.

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Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different lineages.

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Crayfish

Crayfish, also known as crawfish, crawdads, crawldads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs or yabbies, are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are related; taxonomically, they are members of the superfamilies Astacoidea and Parastacoidea.

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Critically endangered

A critically endangered (CR) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Crow

A Crow is a bird of the genus Corvus, or more broadly is a synonym for all of Corvus.

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Crustacean

Crustaceans (Crustacea) form a large, diverse arthropod taxon which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, and barnacles.

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Crypsis

In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an animal to avoid observation or detection by other animals.

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Cytochrome b

Cytochrome b is a protein found in the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells.

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Damara tern

The Damara tern (Sternula balaenarum) is a species of small tern in the family Laridae which breeds in the southern summer in southern Africa and migrates to tropical African coasts to winter.

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DDT

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, is a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound, an organochlorine, originally developed as an insecticide, and ultimately becoming infamous for its environmental impacts.

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Diphyllobothrium

Diphyllobothrium is a genus of tapeworms which can cause diphyllobothriasis in humans through consumption of raw or undercooked fish.

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Early Miocene

The Early Miocene (also known as Lower Miocene) is a sub-epoch of the Miocene Epoch made up of two stages: the Aquitanian and Burdigalian stages.

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Easter Island

Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Isla de Pascua) is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania.

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Egg incubation

Incubation refers to the process by which certain oviparous (egg-laying) animals hatch their eggs; it also refers to the development of the embryo within the egg.

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Elegant tern

The elegant tern (Thalasseus elegans) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Endangered species

An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct.

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Fairy tern

The fairy tern (Sternula nereis) is a small tern which is native to the southwestern Pacific.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Fledge

Fledging is the stage in a volant animal's life between hatching or parturition and flight.

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Forster's tern

The Forster's tern (Sterna forsteri) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Fossil

A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

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Fox

Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae.

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Francis Willughby

Francis Willughby (sometimes spelt Willoughby) (22 November 1635 – 3 July 1672) was an English ornithologist and ichthyologist.

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Frigatebird

Frigatebirds (also listed as "frigate bird", "frigate-bird", "frigate", frigate-petrel") are a family of seabirds called Fregatidae which are found across all tropical and subtropical oceans.

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Gene

In biology, a gene is a sequence of DNA or RNA that codes for a molecule that has a function.

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Genotype

The genotype is the part of the genetic makeup of a cell, and therefore of an organism or individual, which determines one of its characteristics (phenotype).

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Genus

A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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Geolocation

Geolocation is the identification or estimation of the real-world geographic location of an object, such as a radar source, mobile phone, or Internet-connected computer terminal.

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Goat

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

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Grasshopper

Grasshoppers are insects of the suborder Caelifera within the order Orthoptera, which includes crickets and their allies in the other suborder Ensifera.

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Great Lakes

The Great Lakes (les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.

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Greater crested tern

The greater crested tern Retrieved 28 February 2012 (Thalasseus bergii), also called crested tern or swift tern, is a tern in the family Laridae that nests in dense colonies on coastlines and islands in the tropical and subtropical Old World.

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Green sea turtle

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae.

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Grey noddy

The grey noddy or grey ternlet (Anous albivitta) is a seabird belonging to the family Laridae.

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Gulf of California

The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez, Sea of Cortés or Vermilion Sea; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or Mar Bermejo or Golfo de California) is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland.

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Gull

Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari.

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Gull-billed tern

The gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica), formerly Sterna nilotica, is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Haemoproteus

Haemoproteus is a genus of alveolates that are parasitic in birds, reptiles and amphibians.

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Hatmaking

Hatmaking or millinery is the design, manufacture and sale of hats and head-wear.

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Heron

The herons are the long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species, some of which are referred to as egrets or bitterns rather than herons.

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Humboldt penguin

The Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) (also termed Peruvian penguin, or patranca) is a South American penguin that breeds in coastal Chile and Peru.

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Inca tern

The Inca tern (Larosterna inca) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Influenza A virus subtype H5N3

H5N3 is a subtype of the species Influenza A virus (sometimes called bird flu virus).

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Introduced species

An introduced species (alien species, exotic species, non-indigenous species, or non-native species) is a species living outside its native distributional range, which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental.

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Invertebrate

Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column (commonly known as a backbone or spine), derived from the notochord.

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Kerguelen tern

The Kerguelen tern (Sterna virgata) is a tern of the southern hemisphere.

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Kleptoparasitism

Kleptoparasitism (literally, parasitism by theft) is a form of feeding in which one animal takes prey or other food from another that has caught, collected, or otherwise prepared the food, including stored food (as in the case of cuckoo bees, which lay their eggs on the pollen masses made by other bees; food resources could also be in the form of hosts of parasitic or parasitoid wasps).

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Large-billed tern

The large-billed tern (Phaetusa simplex) is a species of tern in the family Laridae.

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Larus

Larus is a large genus of gulls with worldwide distribution (although by far the greatest species diversity is in the Northern Hemisphere).

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Least tern

The least tern (Sternula antillarum) is a species of tern that breeds in North America and locally in northern South America.

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Lesser crested tern

The lesser crested tern (Thalasseus bengalensis)Bridge, E. S.; Jones, A. W. & Baker, A. J. (2005).

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Lesser noddy

The lesser noddy (Anous tenuirostris), also known as the sooty noddy, is a seabird in the family Laridae.

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Ligula intestinalis

Ligula intestinalis is a tapeworm of fish, fish-eating birds and copepods, with species from each group featuring in its complex life cycle.

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Little tern

The little tern (Sternula albifrons) is a seabird of the family Sternidae.

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Mallophaga

The Mallophaga are a suborder of lice, known as chewing lice, biting lice or bird lice, containing more than 3000 species.

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Mammal

Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia (from Latin mamma "breast"), a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands.

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Marsh tern

The name marsh tern refers to terns of the genus Chlidonias, which are typically found in freshwater marshes, rather than coastal locations.

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Melanism

Melanism is a development of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism.

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA), codified at (although §709 is omitted), is a United States federal law, first enacted in 1916 to implement the convention for the protection of migratory birds between the United States and Great Britain (acting on behalf of Canada).

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Miocene

The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma).

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Miriam Rothschild

Dame Miriam Louisa Rothschild DBE FRS (5 August 1908 – 20 January 2005) was a British natural scientist and author with contributions to zoology, entomology, and botany.

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Mitochondrial DNA

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA or mDNA) is the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles within eukaryotic cells that convert chemical energy from food into a form that cells can use, adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

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Mobbing (animal behavior)

Mobbing in animals is an antipredator adaptation in which individuals of prey species mob a predator by cooperatively attacking or harassing it, usually to protect their offspring.

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Monogamy

Monogamy is a form of relationship in which an individual has only one partner during their lifetime — alternately, only one partner at any one time (serial monogamy) — as compared to non-monogamy (e.g., polygamy or polyamory).

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Morphology (biology)

Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features.

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Moulting

In biology, moulting (British English), or molting (American English), also known as sloughing, shedding, or in many invertebrates, ecdysis, is the manner in which an animal routinely casts off a part of its body (often, but not always, an outer layer or covering), either at specific times of the year, or at specific points in its life cycle.

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Mouse

A mouse (Mus), plural mice, is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate.

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Mudflat

Mudflats or mud flats, also known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is deposited by tides or rivers.

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Near-threatened species

A near-threatened species is a species which has been categorized as "Near Threatened" (NT) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as that may be considered threatened with extinction in the near future, although it does not currently qualify for the threatened status.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Norfolk dialect

The Norfolk dialect, also known as Broad Norfolk, is a dialect spoken by those living in the county of Norfolk in England.

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North Germanic languages

The North Germanic languages make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the extinct East Germanic languages.

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Nucleic acid sequence

A nucleic acid sequence is a succession of letters that indicate the order of nucleotides forming alleles within a DNA (using GACT) or RNA (GACU) molecule.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Old Norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.

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Onychoprion

Onychoprion, the "brown-backed terns", is a genus of seabirds in the family Laridae.

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Order (biology)

In biological classification, the order (ordo) is.

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Organochloride

An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound containing at least one covalently bonded atom of chlorine that has an effect on the chemical behavior of the molecule.

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Overfishing

Overfishing is the removal of a species of fish from a body of water at a rate that the species cannot replenish in time, resulting in those species either becoming depleted or very underpopulated in that given area.

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Owl

Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Pair bond

In biology, a pair bond is the strong affinity that develops in some species between a pair consisting of a male and female, or in some cases as a same-sex pairing, potentially leading to producing offspring and/or a lifelong bond.

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Parasitism

In evolutionary biology, parasitism is a relationship between species, where one organism, the parasite, lives on or in another organism, the host, causing it some harm, and is adapted structurally to this way of life.

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Peruvian anchoveta

The Peruvian anchoveta (Engraulis ringens) is a species of fish of the anchovy family, Engraulidae, from the Southeast Pacific Ocean.

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Peruvian tern

The Peruvian tern (Sternula lorata) is a species of tern in the family Laridae.

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Philopatry

Philopatry is the tendency of an organism to stay in or habitually return to a particular area.

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Phylogenetics

In biology, phylogenetics (Greek: φυλή, φῦλον – phylé, phylon.

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Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton are the autotrophic (self-feeding) components of the plankton community and a key part of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystems.

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Pig

A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the even-toed ungulate family Suidae.

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Pigment

A pigment is a material that changes the color of reflected or transmitted light as the result of wavelength-selective absorption.

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Plumage

Plumage ("feather") refers both to the layer of feathers that cover a bird and the pattern, colour, and arrangement of those feathers.

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Porpoise

Porpoises are a group of fully aquatic marine mammals that are sometimes referred to as mereswine, all of which are classified under the family Phocoenidae, parvorder Odontoceti (toothed whales).

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Precocial

In biology, precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching.

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Protein

Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

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Protozoa

Protozoa (also protozoan, plural protozoans) is an informal term for single-celled eukaryotes, either free-living or parasitic, which feed on organic matter such as other microorganisms or organic tissues and debris.

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Rabbit

Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha (along with the hare and the pika).

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Raccoon

The raccoon (or, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, or northern raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

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Rat

Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents in the superfamily Muroidea.

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Reighardia sternae

Reighardia sternae, also known as the larid pentastome, is a small internal parasitic crustacean.

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Retina

The retina is the innermost, light-sensitive "coat", or layer, of shell tissue of the eye of most vertebrates and some molluscs.

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River

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.

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River tern

The Indian river tern or just river tern (Sterna aurantia) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Roseate tern

The roseate tern (Sterna dougallii) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Royal tern

The royal tern (Thalasseus maximus) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Ruddy turnstone

The ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria.

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Saemundssonia

Saemundssonia is a genus of chewing lice belonging to the family Philopteridae.

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San Lorenzo Marine Archipelago National Park

San Lorenzo Marine Archipelago National Park is a national park of Mexico located on San Lorenzo Island part of an archipelago in the Gulf of California off the eastern coast of Baja California.

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Sand eel

Sand eel or sandeel is the common name used for a considerable number of species of fish.

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Sandwich tern

The Sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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Saunders's tern

The Saunders's tern (Sternula saundersi) is a species of tern in the family Laridae.

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Scandinavia

Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.

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Schistocephalus

Schistocephalus is a genus of tapeworm of fish, fish-eating birds and rodents.

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Scotland

Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Sea

A sea is a large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in part by land.

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Seabird

Seabirds (also known as marine birds) are birds that are adapted to life within the marine environment.

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Seabird breeding behavior

The term seabird is used for many families of birds in several orders that spend the majority of their lives at sea.

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Sibling

A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common.

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Skimmer

The skimmers, forming the genus Rynchops, are tern-like birds in the family Laridae.

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Skua

The skuas are a group of seabirds with about seven species forming the family Stercorariidae and the genus Stercorarius.

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Snowy-crowned tern

The snowy-crowned tern or Trudeau's tern (Sterna trudeaui) is a species of tern in the family Laridae.

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Sooty tern

The sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) is a seabird in the family Laridae.

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South American tern

The South American tern (Sterna hirundinacea) is a species of tern found in coastal regions of southern South America, including the Falkland Islands, ranging north to Peru (Pacific coast) and Brazil (Atlantic coast).

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South Australia

South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.

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Spectacled tern

The spectacled tern (Onychoprion lunatus), also known as the grey-backed tern, is a seabird in the family Laridae.

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Sterna

Sterna is a genus of terns in the bird family Laridae.

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Sterna milne-edwardsii

Sterna milne-edwardsii is an extinct tern from the Miocene.

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Sternula

Sternula is a genus of small white terns.

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Stewart Island

Stewart Island/Rakiura (commonly called Stewart Island) is the third-largest island of New Zealand.

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Subspecies

In biological classification, the term subspecies refers to a unity of populations of a species living in a subdivision of the species’s global range and varies from other populations of the same species by morphological characteristics.

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Synchronization

Synchronization is the coordination of events to operate a system in unison.

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Systema Naturae

(originally in Latin written with the ligature æ) is one of the major works of the Swedish botanist, zoologist and physician Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) and introduced the Linnaean taxonomy.

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Territory (animal)

In ethology, territory is the sociographical area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against conspecifics (or, occasionally, animals of other species).

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Thalasseus

Thalasseus, the crested terns, is a genus of seven species of terns in the Laridae family.

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The Seafarer (poem)

The Seafarer is an Old English poem giving a first-person account of a man alone on the sea.

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Theresa Clay

Theresa Rachel "Tess" Clay (7 February 1911 – 17 March 1995) was an English entomologist.

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Tuna

A tuna is a saltwater fish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a sub-grouping of the mackerel family (Scombridae).

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Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet (UV) is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

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Vertebrate

Vertebrates comprise all species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).

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Vulnerable species

A vulnerable species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening its survival and reproduction improve.

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Wader

Waders are birds commonly found along shorelines and mudflats that wade in order to forage for food (such as insects or crustaceans) in the mud or sand.

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Warm-blooded

Warm-blooded animal species can maintain a body temperature higher than their environment.

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West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes West Nile fever.

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Wetland

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.

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Whiskered tern

The whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) is a tern in the family Laridae.

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White tern

The white tern (Gygis alba) is a small seabird found across the tropical oceans of the world.

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White-cheeked tern

The white-cheeked tern (Sterna repressa) is a species of tern in the family Laridae.

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White-fronted tern

The white-fronted tern (Sterna striata) is the most common tern of New Zealand.

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White-winged tern

The white-winged tern, or white-winged black tern (Chlidonias leucopterus or Chlidonias leucoptera), is a species of tern in the family Laridae.

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William Turner (naturalist)

William Turner MA (1509/10 – 13 July 1568) was an English divine and reformer, a physician and a natural historian.

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Yellow-billed tern

The yellow-billed tern (Sternula superciliaris) is a small seabird found in South America.

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Zostera

Zostera is a small genus of widely distributed seagrasses, commonly called marine eelgrass or simply eelgrass.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tern

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