Characteristics: A medium sized tern with a black cap, a red bill and very short red legs. Very similar to the Common Tern – however, the Arctic Tern’s tail streamers are longer and wings are narrower.

Habitat: Common on shingle shores and rocky islands. Often nests in mixed colonies with the Common Tern. Migrate south in the Winter.

Habits: Dives for fish from the air but will also eat small crustaceans and insects from the surface of the water. Will pursue insects in flight.