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Elegant Tern - Thalasseus elegans

Photo: Isaac Sanchez; 2012 Mar 13; USA, California; Bolsa Chica; Adult; Breeding;
Song: High-pitched grating mechanical "karreeek kaarreek" dropping in pitch towards the end. Calls are higher pitched and less harsh than Royal Tern's. Lower pitched than both Least and Sandwich Tern.
Sound: Kevin J. Colver; Sept; USA, California; Flock/Group; Mixed; Primary Sound;


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