Very similar to the Common Tern. Arctic Terns are recognised by very short legs, blood red bill without a black tip and a translucent appearance to all primary wing feathers.
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Herring Gull||Larus argentatus||
With white plumage to the head, neck, breast and underside, the wings of a Herring gull are... more
Large wader, with long down curving bill. Uniformly streaked and barred grey brown. distinctive... more
Swallows are slimmer and more elegant than the Martins, a feature exaggerated by the long tail... more
|Lesser Spotted Woodpecker||Dendrocopos minor||
The smallest woodpecker. The head is black and white, black nape and white forehead, the flanks... more
A long pointed bill and a short tail. Upper parts are blue-grey in colour, with reddish brown... more