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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Sterna frontalis, Gray. (Common Tern.)

Sterna frontalis, Gray. (Common Tern.)

On the Taupo plains, where there are thousands of sterile acres covered with manuka scrub, about five or six miles inland of the lake I observed two Terns, apparently of this species, hovering over the ground, although I found it difficult to imagine what they could find to attract them in such a barren locality. Probably they were in quest of lizards.

This species of Tern frequents the Taupo Lake, and so does Sterna antarctica.