Inca Tern

Larosterma inca

Body Length:12"–18"
Weight:8–12 oz
Geographic Distribution:Peru and Chile
Habitat:Coastal desert and rocky shoreline
Wild Diet:Small fish
Status in the Wild:Near Threatened
Location:The Living Coast

The stylish "moustache" sported by the Inca tern is a great indicator of the bird's health. A long moustache increases its chances of finding a mate and passing on healthy genes to its offspring.