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Sterna dougallii

Has a distinctive bill with a red base that develops during breeding season. Nest amongst the coral rubble above the high tide mark. Easily disturbed while nesting. Look very small during flight with long tail streamers.

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We recognise their connection to Country and the role in which they care for and continue to maintain Country over thousands of years.
May their strength and wisdom be with us today.