Royal Terns dancing on the beach

Royal Terns dancing on the beach at Trestles   The royal tern (Thalasseus maximus) is a tern in the family Laridae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek Thalasseus, “fisherman”, from thalassa, “sea”. The specific maximus is Latin for ‘”greatest”. This bird has two distinctive subspecies: T. m. maximus which lives on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the North and South America, and the slightly smaller T. m. albididorsalis lives on the …

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Raven The common raven, also known as the northern raven, is a large all-black passerine bird. Found across the Northern Hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. Scientific name: Corvus corax Lifespan: 10 – 15 years (In the wild) Mass: 1.5 – 4.4 lbs (Adult) Wingspan: 3.3 – 4.9 ft. (Adult) Length: 1.8 – 2.6 ft. (Adult) Did you …

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