Nov 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: One Classy Bird




one classy bird inca tern mustache bird

Photograph by Olaf Oliviero Riemer


This bird was made for Movember! If that’s not a classy mustache, I don’t know what is. The Inca Tern (Larosterna inca) is a seabird in the family Sternidae. It is the only member of the genus Larosterna. This uniquely plumaged bird breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the Humboldt current. It can be identified by its dark grey body, white moustache on both sides of its head, and red-orange beak and feet.

The Inca Tern is a large tern, approximately 40 cm long and feeds primarily on small fish, such as anchovies. The species spots its prey from the air, diving into the water to grab meals with its pointed beak. [Source]



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