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Common Name:Tern, Elegant
Scientific Name:Sterna elegans
Area:South Jetty - Newport, Oregon
Date:August 11, 2013

The is not a good photo, but because it is such a rare bird to find on the Oregon Coast I have included it. Elegant Terns neither nest nor winter in Oregon, but only occasionally make a brief trip north along the Oregon Coast in the fall before going south for the winter.

Reference:The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by Sibley / Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America