The Royal Tern

royal tern

You have shared the beach with them and now you know their name. The royal tern commonly congregates on our coastline and is easily identified by its orange bill and black cap. Its legs and feet are also black. The seabird tends to feed near the shore, close to the beach or in backwater bays, preferring saltwater habitats. Small fish and crustaceans are their primary diet.

Enjoy meeting your new neighbors!