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Bird    Species Name:
Sterna antillarum

Common Name:
Least Tern


Pelican Island, Iowa   August 5, 1804

Journal Entries:

Capt. Lewis, August 5, 1804--I have frequently observed an aquatic bird in the cours of asscending this river but have never been able to ...  more>>

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least tern head

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least tern in profile

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