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sea swallow

n.
Any of various terns, especially Sterna hirundo, which breeds in Arctic and subarctic regions.

sea swallow

n
(Animals) a popular name for tern1
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Noun1.sea swallow - common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumagesea swallow - common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumage
tern - small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail
genus Sterna, Sterna - a genus of Sterninae
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As well as increasing potential nesting space for avocets - once declared extinct as a breeding species in the UK - a host of other wading bird species will benefit from the plans too, including a significant local population of breeding common tern.
Reserve manager John Gowland said: "Both avocet and common tern are amberlisted birds of conservation concern and our site is home to some key breeding colonies, with the terns peaking at about 100 pairs and avocets increasing from the first pair in 2006 to a site record of 23 adults in summer 2015.
of wetlands and improving the common tern nesting".
Common Tern chicks often run away from investigators after handling (Gochfeld 1981).
Located at the mouths of the Mersey and Dee estuaries, the new Mersey Narrows and Wirral Foreshore SPA and Ramsar site is home to internationally important populations of knot, bar-tailed godwit, little gull and common tern and regularly supports over 20,000 waders and wildfowl in winter.
For example - "I'm going to examine the breeding habits of the common tern.
WALES' NEW RED LIST Cuckoo Wood warbler Willow warbler Pied flycatcher Lesser redpoll Pochard Common gull Kestrel Grey plover Dunlin Black-headed gull Herring gull Great black-backed gull Common tern Arctic tern Short-eared owl Yellow wagtail Spotted flycatcher Linnet Twite White-fronted goose Red grouse Black grouse Grey partridge Hen harrier Corncrake Golden plover Lapwing Bar-tailed godwit Curlew Roseate tern Little tern Puffin Turtle dove Lesser-spotted woodpecker Ring ouzel Grasshopper warbler Marsh tit Willow tit Starling Tree sparrow Bullfinch Yellowhammer Corn bunting Balearic shearwater
A common tern was the longest traveller, flying 6,100 miles to South Africa from Teesmouth.
Dad is keen on going back to that resort next to the nudist beach where he spent the entire week staring through a pair of binoculars, having taken a sudden and unexpected interest in the nesting habits of the common tern.
Roseate terns are medium-sized sea terns that superficially resemble the common tern (Sterna hirundo), a species with which it invariably nests in the Northeast.
Seven different designs include the American Bald Eagle, Common Tern, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Owl, Trumpeter Swan, Preening Heron.
A seabird paradise is situated about a mile from Amble harbour, as the island is the home to 40,000 nesting sea birds including puffins, rare roseate terns, sandwich tern, common tern, artic terns, kittiwakes and eider ducks which all nest here in the summer months.