They are 20 inches and they have a Pale silvery above, white below that, primaries tipped dark grey . Their bill is orange colored . They have fairly short and thick legs and their tail is black.
Winter adults have fore crown white , rear crown black rested.. Summer adults cap black crested.. The royal tern flies high when feeding .
The can nest in colonies up to 10,000 birds on sandy islets .. Imange all those royal terns together in on sandy islets and getting tons of photographs of them.
Their voice is a loud high harsh keeeeerr.
The can be found in all beaches and waters in Florida and some make to inland which is rare.