Tag: Onychoprion aleuticus

Possible Winter Quarters of the Aleutian Tern?

Aleutian Tern (Onychoprion aleuticus) Science Article 3 abstract Recent observations of the Aleutian Tern (Sterna aleutica) in the coastal waters aroundHong Kong in spring and fall, and Singapore and the Indonesian islands of Karimun and Bintan between October and April indicate that at least part of the population of this species migrates through and winters […]

The probable Breeding of the Aleutian Tern in Southeastern Alaska

Aleutian Tern (Onychoprion aleuticus) Science Article 2 abstract A record in the May, 1920, number of THE CONDOR (page 111) of the probable breedingof the Aleutian Tern near Yakutat appears to rest on ‘sight’ identification only, andthe actions of Mr. Walker’s birds were so different from the usual habits of this speciesthat 1 am forced […]

Aleutian Tern (Onychoprion aleuticus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Laridae | [latin] Onychoprion aleuticus | [UK] Aleutian Tern | [FR] Sterne des Aleoutiennes | [DE] Aleuten-Seeschwalbe | [ES] Charrn Aleutiano | [NL] Aleoetenstern Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Measuring 30-32 cm long with a 73-75 cmd wingspan, the Aleutian Tern weighs only 3.9 ounces. In breeding plumage, this fairly small […]