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Inca Tern

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 January 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This uniquely plumaged bird breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the Humboldt Current. It is an erratic, rare visitor to the southwest coast of Ecuador. It can be identified by its dark grey body, white moustache on both sides of its head, and red-orange beak and feet.

Photo captured at the Brookfield Zoo on August 24, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 195 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What magnificent colored bird. I like the color of its beak matched with its legs

30 Jan 2018 5:10am

Martine from France

Oh, il est magnifique, j'aime sa "moustache".

30 Jan 2018 5:33am

sherri from Arkansas, United States

brilliant colors !

i see it has been banded twice

30 Jan 2018 5:59am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce pattes et sa bague ce bec fin rouge et ce gris quelle image superbe

30 Jan 2018 6:04am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Oh très beau, avec toutes ces couleurs. )

30 Jan 2018 6:31am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Really beautiful detail and color, Steven.

30 Jan 2018 6:41am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Il est vraiment très beau cet oiseau ..

30 Jan 2018 7:16am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Splendide, l'oiseau et la compo.
Bonne journée Steven

30 Jan 2018 8:48am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A superb bird and great capture !

30 Jan 2018 9:01am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A new one to me . . very smart.

30 Jan 2018 9:35am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Fantastic red on the beak

30 Jan 2018 10:19am

Devi from Chennai, India

he looks terrific !! A distinct unique bird !
Excellent capture Steven :))))

30 Jan 2018 10:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

marvellous bird portrait

30 Jan 2018 11:04am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture !!!

30 Jan 2018 11:38am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique photo ! Bravo

30 Jan 2018 11:46am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Too cute!
I like its white moustache. :)

30 Jan 2018 12:52pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


30 Jan 2018 12:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

What a handsome and extraordinary bird, and what a wonderful image! I particularly like the 'moustache'!

30 Jan 2018 1:50pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Such a beautiful creature; superb portraiture in glorious sunlight.

30 Jan 2018 2:45pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful portrait of this superb bird .

30 Jan 2018 3:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me for this gorgeous and clear image

30 Jan 2018 3:23pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


30 Jan 2018 3:59pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous capture of this beautiful and unusal bird. Extra nice picture.

30 Jan 2018 4:09pm

Remus from Portugal

It is a bird that stands out for its color combination.
And the white "mustache" is an excellent detail.

30 Jan 2018 5:29pm

willy from Belgium

superbe portrait de ce bel oiseau Steven


30 Jan 2018 6:18pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Woww excellent colours. Brightly!
Superb image!

30 Jan 2018 7:47pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I have never seen such a bird. Beautiful shot.

30 Jan 2018 8:38pm

Marc from Granby, Canada

Cette oiseau est magnifique très belle brise .

30 Jan 2018 8:43pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors, lights & bokeh!
Lovely bird.

30 Jan 2018 9:59pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

What a beauty!! The name is fitting!! Gorgeous Incan colours!!

31 Jan 2018 1:12am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What a gorgeous bird! The colors are just stunning. This is a magnificent image!

31 Jan 2018 1:25am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a beautiful bird

31 Jan 2018 2:20am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent shot of this stunning bird.

31 Jan 2018 3:20am

yo from Ile de France, France

Magnifique et original avec ses moustaches blanches !

2 Feb 2018 8:42am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

A gorgeous bird - I've never seen one of those before. I love his mustache!

3 Feb 2018 5:54am

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