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Arctic tern with damaged beak
Observed: 14th June 2011 By: LyndaC
Added: 30th June 2011
Arctic tern on Farne Islands, with damaged upper mandible. The arctic terns here are well known for attacking visitors, some of whom wear hard hats or otherwise hold up other hard materials (e.g. walking poles) which the birds peck at. How likely is it that this bird damaged its beak whilst attacking a human visitor? Is anyone aware of any research that investigates the impact of Farne visitors on the birds?