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Forster's Tern Catching a Minnow (Sterna forsteri)
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Forster's Tern Catching a Minnow (Sterna forsteri)
The Forster's Tern feeds by plunge-diving for fish, but will also hawk for insects in its breeding marshes. It usually feeds from saline environments in winter, like most Sterna terns. It usually dives directly, and not from the "stepped-hover" favoured by the Arctic Tern. The offering of fish by the male to the female is part of the courtship display.
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Captured: Dec 30, 2012
Uploaded: Jan 1, 2013 (UTC)
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 800
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