Category: Sternidae

Little Tern (Sterna antillarum)

[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna antillarum | [UK] Little Tern | [FR] Petite Sterne | [DE] Amerikanische Zwergseeschwalbe | [ES] Charrancito Americano | [IT] Fraticello americano | [NL] Amerikaanse Dwergstern Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Sternula albifrons AF, EU, OR, AU widespread Sternula albifrons albifrons […]

White Winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

Charadriiformes Sternidae White-Winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) [order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Chlidonias leucopterus | [UK] White-Winged Tern | [FR] Guifette leucoptère | [DE] Weißflügel-Seeschwalbe | [ES] Gaviotín Negro de Alas Blancas | [IT] Mignattino alibianche | [NL] Witvleugelstern Physical charateristics Head, body and scapulars black, with contrasting white rump, tail and undertail coverts. […]

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Charadriiformes Sternidae Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) [order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Chlidonias hybridus | [UK] Whiskered Tern | [FR] Guifette moustac | [DE] Weißbart-Seeschwalbe | [ES] Gaviotín Bigotudo | [IT] Mignattino piombato | [NL] Witwangstern Physical charateristics Slender, medium tern, with wings more rounded than in typical tern. 26 cm, 60-100 g, wingspan […]

Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Charadriiformes Sternidae Tern (Sterna hirundo) [order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna hirundo | [UK] Tern | [FR] Sterne pierregarin | [DE] Flußseeschwalbe | [ES] Gaviotín Común | [IT] Sterna comune | [NL] Visdief Physical charateristics In breeding plumage, the Common Tern has an orange-red bill tipped in black and orange-red legs. The back, […]

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

Charadriiformes Sternidae Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) [order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna paradisaea | [UK] Arctic Tern | [FR] Sterne arctique | [DE] Küstenseeschwalbe | [ES] Gaviotín Ártico | [IT] Sterna codalunga | [NL] Noordse Stern Physical charateristics The Arctic Tern is slightly smaller than the Common Tern with long, narrow wings and […]

Aleutian Tern (Sterna aleutica)

Charadriiformes Sternidae Aleutian Tern (Sterna aleutica) [order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna aleutica | [UK] Aleutian Tern | [FR] Sterne des Aléoutiennes | [DE] Aleutenseeschwalbe | [ES] Charrán Aleutiano | [IT] Sterna aleutina | [NL] Aleoetenstern Physical charateristics Measuring 30-32 cm long with a 73-75 cmd wingspan, the Aleutian Tern weighs only 3.9 […]