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The Inca tern (Larosterna inca) occupies part of the same habitat ruled by the ancient Inca Empire in South America. It breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the the cold waters of the Humboldt Current, where the bird feeds on anchovies and other small fish. It can be identified by its dark grey body, white moustache on both sides of its head, and red-orange beak and feet. The Inca tern breeds on rocky cliffs. It nests in a hollow or burrow or sometimes the old nest of a Humboldt penguin, and lays one or two eggs.
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