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Elegant Tern

Breeds on the Pacific coast of America and yet an occasional visitor to Britain and very rarely to Dorset.

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Hamish Murray

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Common Name Elegant Tern
Scientific Name Thalasseus elegans
Species Group Birds Gulls Skuas and Terns
Status Very rare
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