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An Arctic Tern on an old stone wall
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Image details:  
Image Description: An Arctic Tern on an old stone wall
Image notes: Taken on the island of Hascosay.
Species in Image: Arctic Tern
Date: 1989
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01543

General details:  
Common Name Arctic Tern
Latin Name Sterna paradisœa
Shetland Name Tirrick
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Laridae
Common Family Name Terns
Description Summer visitor. Recent surveys found almost 2500 breeding pairs, however, since the year 2000 breeding success has been extremely poor due to, it seems, the non-appearance of sandeel shoals.
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