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Awards 2011

Roseate Tern by Lalith Eknayake

This Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii mother decided to bodily lift her young one to keep it safe from predation by larger shore birds. The action took place at a breeding site on a Sri Lankan island off the northern peninsula. Chick predation is a major survival threat for mass-nesting species such as gulls and terns. This particular tern chick was carried back to safety by its mother.
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