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Photo © Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved
101–139 W Point Ave, Half Moon Bay, California, US (Google, OSM)
37.500836, -122.494088
Accuracy: 17m
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Description

Orange red bill black wing tips, grey legs, white grey wings

Apr. 09, 2012 11:03:58 -0700
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Common Tern - Photo (c) Tom McC., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mbarton's ID: Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Actually, wait, black forehead + very dark wingtips = probably common tern.

Posted by mbarton about 2 years ago (Flag)
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These were a bit bigger than Common Terns, I think, though obviously that's impossible to see in this crummy photo. I was thinking more along the lines of Caspian / Royal / Elegant. I guess the dark wingtips would knock out Elegant, right?

Posted by kueda about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Terns - Photo (c) Marj Kibby, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dhobern's ID: Terns (Family Sternidae [inactive]) (inactive taxon)

My best guess would be Caspian. There is a sign of a crest on the right hand bird but not the shaggy crest of the other two. I think the bill seems too dark for Elegant. These species are all now placed in other genera than Sterna.

Posted by dhobern almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Terns - Photo (c) Marj Kibby, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Terns (Family Sternidae [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by kueda almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers - Photo (c) Sarah, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
kueda's ID: Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers (Family Laridae) Added as part of a taxon swap
Posted by kueda 3 months ago (Flag)
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Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers - Photo (c) Sarah, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
dhobern's ID: Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers (Family Laridae) Added as part of a taxon swap
Posted by dhobern 3 months ago (Flag)
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Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers - Photo (c) Sarah, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
kueda's ID: Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers (Family Laridae) Added as part of a taxon swap
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers - Photo (c) Sarah, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
dhobern's ID: Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers (Family Laridae) Added as part of a taxon swap
Common Tern - Photo (c) Tom McC., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mbarton's ID: Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
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