Definition of fairy tern in English:
A small white tropical tern which lays its single egg on a narrow ledge or on the bare branch of a tree. When flying against a bright sky the wings appear somewhat translucent, allowing the bone structure to be seen.
- Gygis alba, family Sternidae
- Other birds on the island include boobies, fairy terns, frigate birds, and a good-sized population of friendly ground doves, a species classed as internationally vulnerable.
- Fairy Terns use trees for breeding, although they do not build a nest.
Definition of fairy tern in:
- US English dictionary
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