|Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex|
|Lagoa do Peixe, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
The large yellow bill and distinctive black and white pattern make this tern unmistakable.
It is found in South America from Trinidad to northern Argentina mostly along broad rivers. See the distribution map at xeno-canto.
|It nests on the sandbars that appear when the annual floods subside.
The Large-billed Tern can be aggressive towards other birds and has a loud, raucous call a bit like a goose.
|If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page.|