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An Arctic Tern with it's egg
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Image details:  
Image Description: An Arctic Tern with it's egg
Image notes: Arctic Terns will pick all types of locations for their nesting sites. This one has chosen short heatherl.
Species in Image: Arctic Tern
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01551

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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