What is the difference between a tern and a gull?

Wings: Terns have long-pointed wings while gulls have broad wings.
Beaks: Terns have sharp bills while gulls have hooked beaks.
Body size: Terns are smaller.
Predatory practice: Terns dive to water to grab fish while gulls float on water to pick up prey.

Tern (l), Gull (r)

Image (c) cheasapeakebay.net (tern), wikipedia.com (gull)

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  1. need a better picture of each for comparison

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