Arctic tern

Arctic tern
a tern, Sterna paradisaea, resembling the common tern, that breeds in arctic and north temperate regions and winters in antarctic regions.

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Tern species (Sterna paradisaea) that makes the longest annual migration of any bird.

It breeds in the southerly reaches of the Arctic and winters in the Antarctic, making its migration a round-trip of nearly 22,000 mi (over 35,000 km). Its appearance
white with a black cap and grayish wings
is similar to that of the common tern (S. hirundo), its frequent companion.

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