Scientific name: Sterna paradisaea
The arctic tern is famed for its aggression towards any that would disturb its nest - it will dive-bomb intruders with its sharp beak. Large, noisy colonies can be found on the Farne Islands and Northern Isles, in particular.
Average lifespan: 13 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).