Let Me Introduce The Inca Tern That Looks Like A Robber Of ‘Money Heist’

The Inca Tern

Money Heist was one of the most popular television dramas across the world. Whether you watched it or not, you all have heard about this famous web show, which was based on the Spanish Heist crime. 

Let me tell you why we are discussing Money Heist here. What if you encounter a bird that resembles the look of a character from Money Heist? Yes, when you spot this bird, you will immediately recall one of the characters of Money Heist, which was inspired by the look of Salvadore Dali (Spanish artist).

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Well, meet this superbly mustached Inca Tern, a bird with white mustaches. Its feathery white mustache provides it with an inspired look of the robber. This bird is a robber for sure who has the caliber to steal your heart instantly. 

The birds have lustrous gray color plumage combined with orange bills, thighs, and feet. They also have striking bright yellow feathers alongside their orange beak. 

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The Inca Tern is a large tern that is around 40 cm (16 inches) in length. 

Let’s know more about this distinctively mustached bird.

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Unlike other bird species, both male and female Inca Tern look the same.

The Inca Tern male and female

Adults on Inca tern, whether they are male or female, have slate-gray plumage with white facial plumes and the trailing edges of the wings. Their large bills, thighs, and legs are orangish red.

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Their white and orange parts appear prominently with the gray body. 

Immature Inca birds are purple-brown and devoid of facial plumes.

You may not see those white striking plumes or mustaches in immature birds, as facial plumes gradually develop in them.

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The Inca Tern Family

They like to breed on rocky cliffs and nest in a burrow or hollow cliff.

Sometimes Inca Terns also choose the old nest of a Humboldt Penguin for breeding purposes.

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Females lay around two to three eggs.

Females of Inca Tern lay up to three eggs and incubate them for about 4 weeks. Their young take around 7 to 8 weeks after hatching, for leaving the nest.

They primarily feed on small fishes, such as anchovies. They have a very sharp vision to spot their prey from the air, and after spotting they dive into the water to catch them with their pointed beaks.

The Inca Tern

Their sound or call is similar to that of a cat’s mew.

Aren’t their mustaches giving them some guy look?

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Due to their large white mustaches, they are often compared to the Spanish artist or the robber of Money Heist. Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below. 

 

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