Utah Bird Profile
  Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri

Name Roots: (ML. sterna, from OE. stern, starn, or tern, "tern" - for John R. Foster)

In Utah:  
by Kent Keller

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a floating or in a ground in a platform or saucer nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is an insectivore: water surface gleaner; piscivore: water plunger.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands and water habitats.
How to find:  

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Occur. (CS)

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