January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Tern, a large migratory waterbird related to the gulls. Most terns are seabirds, but some also frequent freshwater and a few are restricted to freshwater. Although most terns are found close to shore, some wander far out to sea. Terns are found in virtually all regions of the world. Because of their graceful flight, they are often called sea swallows.


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