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Sandwich Tern splashing water while taking a bath in a shallow water at Fort De Soto Park, Florida bird photography Canon 5DsR + 600mm + 1.4x teleconverter

Sandwich Tern

Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) taking a bath in a shallow water

Fort De Soto State Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Medium-sized tern. Long, thin black bill with pale yellow tip. Body white. Back pale gray. Elongated feathers on back of head make a slight shaggy crest. Black cap when breeding. Pale forehead in winter. Legs black. Sandwich Tern is readily identified by its shaggy crest and yellow-tipped black bill

Photograph captured with a Canon EOS 5DsR camera paired with a Canon 600mm f/4 IS II lens paired with a 1.4x extender at 840mm using following settings: 1/2000 s, f/9, ISO 640

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