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The Hawaiian Archipelago

White Tern
Hawaiian Name: Manu-o-ku

White Terns soar gracefully on trade winds among mystical clouds and warm aqua waters. They are sometimes called “fairy terns” perhaps because of their snow-white color and fluttery but graceful flight. These terns usually first mate between 3 and 4 years old, but some as young as two years old. They have a body length of 10-12 inches and a wing span of 28 inches. Almost 90% of the white tern’s diet consist of fish especially juvenile forms of flying fish, goatfish, halfbeaks, needlefish and dolphinfish.

© 2015 Victoria McCormick

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About Victoria

For the last forty-five years Victoria has photographed in the Hawaiian Island Chain recording special moments in time. She hopes her images will help raise awareness of the need to preserve the integrity of Hawaii’s natural treasures. May our respect and courtesy be given to the land and its wildlife and to the ocean and its sea life.