A juvenile tara (white-fronted tern) in the striated plumage that lends the species its name.
A flock of white-fronted terns resting near Plimmerton.
Caspian terns also about.
A small group (about six birds) of tara (white-fronted tern) on Opoutere Beach
Sterna forsteri patas rojas.
También se observa Sterna maxima.
Sterna is a genus of terns in the bird family Sternidae. It used to encompass most "white" terns indiscriminately, but mtDNA sequence comparisons have recently determined that this arrangement is paraphyletic (Bridge et al., 2005). It is now restricted to the typical large white terns occurring near-globally in coastal regions.