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The roseate tern (Sterna dougallii) is named for its pink breast in breeding plumage. The specific dougallii refers to Scottish physician and collector Dr Peter McDougall (1777–1814), a Scottish physician and amateur naturalist who sent a specimen he'd collected to English naturalist George Montagu (of Montagu's harrier). In the 1800s the roseate tern's feathers were used in ladies hats – particularly the slightly rosy colour in their breeding plumage. Their long tail streamers were popular as well. Some milliners went as far as actually attaching the full bird stuffed on top of hats. It is widespread at sea and in coastal areas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
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