Forster's tern


: a black-capped tern (Sterna forsteri) that is related to the common tern, breeds chiefly in marshes and on the interior lakes of North America, and migrates southward in winter

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after Johann R. Forster

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“Forster's tern.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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