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Help with terns

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I saw this tern at Pea Island on the Outer Banks of NC a few weeks back. There was a birding group out at the time, and the guide identified this as a Caspian Tern. I can't differentiate this from a Royal Tern, but a Caspian would be new for me so I am hopeful... any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Looks good for Caspian. The red bill with smudgy tip confirms it. Royal bill leans more toward the orange end of the spectrum.

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