ROYAL TERN
Sterna maxima

 

A large tern with pointed wings, forked tail, and a heavy, orange bill. Most of the year, the forehead is white, and the back of the crested head is black. Watch for Royal Terns zipping along above the sea in front of the beach-front resorts or plunging into the sea for fish. They sometimes nest within the saltworks at the southern end of the island.