Black-fronted Tern

Black-fronted Tern by AFC

Chlidonias albostriatus by Yvette Lantz
(8 in. x 8 in. | Oil | ID#3718)

Family: LARIDAE | Conservation Status: Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing

Artist Statement

Of all the subjects I have pained in the past my favorite choices have always bee birds. In depicting the Black Fronted Tern I chose to paint it in a simple setting to show off the beauty of a bird preening. The name Black Fronted Tern is a bit of a misnomer as it has predominantly grey plumage. There is a thin white streak running along the cheeks underneath the black cap. It is a relatively small tern measuring approximately 12 inches in length. It is found in New Zealand near bodies of fresh water.
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