tern


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tern

a large, marine bird in the family Laridae, together with gulls. They are effortless fliers, great divers and poor walkers. Can be infected with avian influenza virus.
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Thanks to the telemetry data from those birds, combined with sightings of banded Tortugas birds in other locations, Huang has started to piece together a picture of the routes sooty terns take to their wintering area.
Engine tests: In Phases 2 and 3, Tern has successfully tested numerous modifications to an existing General Electric engine to enable it to operate in both vertical and horizontal orientations.
Terns will remain in North Wales for a few more weeks before heading to West Africa.
Specifically, this study gathers key baseline data on the vegetation of tern colony sites at Lake Tyers and establishes permanent plots for future monitoring.
Federal, state, and tribal agencies (which were spending hundreds of million of dollars each year to bolster declining fish stocks) winced as 11 to 12 million smolts --more than 10 percent of all that pass through the estuary--disappeared down tern gullets.
GIFT: Male tern presents fish to mate WINGSPAN: A tern looks spectacular as it lands
Natural and human impacts on two least tern colonies in northwestern Mexico.
Gull-billed Terns are usually found on sandy coasts and salt marshes in southern Europe but they are annual visitors to the UK.
KILLER Mink eat tern eggs TWEET SUCCESS Rob and Clive built and perfected the rafts and keep a watch on the number of terns and their chicks GOOD TERN A newborn chick on one of the rafts TWEET SUCCESS Rob and Clive built and perfected the rafts and keep a watch on the number of terns and their chicks
Island 1 is used as a breeding site by Saunders' tern and the partially completed Island 2 is now used as a breeding site by three further species of tern (see Figures 2 & 5).
Because so many of our inland rivers have been modified to provide navigation, hydropower, flood control, and irrigation, we need to find other ways to mimic some semblance of the natural processes if we hope to conserve the tern.