How to identifyThe Roseate is a similar size to a Common Tern but very white-looking, with tail-streamers, a black cap and a black beak with a reddish base. In summer, adults have a pinkish tinge to their underparts which gives them their name. It's one of our rarest seabirds and its severe, long-lasting and well-documented decline make it a Red List species. It is also listed under Schedule 1 of The Wildlife and Countryside Act.
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