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In breeding plumage it differs from the Black Tern in having a largely white upperwing and black wing linings. In winter, paler than Black Tern, lacking the dark shoulder spot.
Temperate North America, west Eurasia. Winters mainly in South America, west Africa.
HABITATFresh marshes, lakes, in migration, also coastal waters.