Story: Gulls, terns and skuas

Black-fronted tern with a skink

Black-fronted tern with a skink

While living inland during spring and summer, black-fronted terns like this one feed on skinks as well as small fish and insects.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Gulls, terns and skuas - Black-fronted terns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015