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Little Tern Sternula albifrons   - Adult in breeding plumage
Little Tern
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Chambal River, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date : 5 June 2012
English synonyms:Western White-shafted Ternlet (tormenti = sinensis), Least Tern, Little Striker, Minute Tern, Sea Swallow, Silver Ternlet
Bird Family :Sternini - Terns & noddies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This species is seen nesting with Indian Skimmers Rynchops albicollis on the sandbars in the Chambal River from March till June. - JT