Range / Habitat: Coasts of New Zealand and Australia.
Field Notes: Pale hooded tern with long black bill and short black or reddish-black legs. Breeding plumage (as above) with black cap separated from bill by white forehead. Black-fronted Tern found inland on South Island and with orange bill.
Personal Notes: A delightful find in Wellington Harbor during a rainy Sunday farmers' market. Maori name Tara.