41 cm 250 g
Slender black bill with an yellow tip, legs black , with a black crest on the head oin postr breeding plumage tail does not extend beyond closed wings . In winter forehead white. Yound with a scaly brown head and upperparts. A sociable bird , flight very elgant , diving for food.
What does the Sandwich Tern Sound Like ?
Loud "kirik" and "kric" , " krikrikri "
Small fish , crustaceans , worms.
Sand or shingle beaches on the sea coast or flat rocky coasts
When Does the Sandwich Tern Breed ?
May - July , 1 - 2 eggs , incubation 22 -26 days, young fledge in about 30 days . Colonial breeder , nesting on the ground.