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Family Laridae

HAWAII

Gygis alba

White Tern & chick, Lisianski Island

Lisianski Island, NWHI

 

Midway Atoll

Eastern Island, Midway Atoll

 

Boat House, Midway Atoll

Boat House, Midway Atoll

WHITE or FAIRY TERN    MANU-O-KU

Common throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Nests in large trees, especially Monkeypod Trees around Honolulu, where it is the official city bird.  Will also nest on manmade structures.

State of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet