black body; black cap; ruby red bill; white cheek patch (Poland; 2012-05-28)

Whiskered Tern
Chlidonias hybrida

Native Range: Africa, Eurasia, Oriental Region, and Australian Region

Notes: a black-bodied tern closely related to the Black Tern and White-winged Tern; inhabits marshlands; no sexual dimorphism.

white on cheek extends onto throat; buoyant flight (Poland; 2012-05-28)