Flamingo Aviary

Inca Tern

Larosterna inca Inca Tern

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Hovering Around

Inca Terns fish for their food from above.  Their webbed feet are too small to propel them through the water effectively, so they fish for prey by hovering over the water at heights of around 50 feet.  The birds then splash into the water and emerge with their catch.  

Cat Calls

Inca Terns have a distinctive call that sounds like a cat-like mew or high-pitched laugh, which is often accompanied by bowing gestures.

  • Chilean Flamingo
  • Inca Tern
  • Scarlet Ibis