Tag: Elegant Tern

FURTHER RECORDS OF ELEGANT TERNS STERNA ELEGANS IN COLOMBIAAND THEIR GEOGRAPHIC SOURCE

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) Science Article 1 abstract The Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans) is widely distributed on the Paci?c coast of the Americas from British Columbia to Chile (Anonymous 1998, Burness et al. 1999). Despite this broad range, breeding is currently restricted to ?ve breeding colonies, two in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico, and […]

CAROTENOIDS PRODUCE FLUSH IN THE ELEGANT TERN PLUMAGE

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) Science Article 3 abstract Adult Elegant Terns (Sterna elegans), Roseate Terns (S. dougallii), many gulls (Laridae), several pelicans (Pelecanus spp.), the Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), and ptarmigans (Lagopus spp.) display a pink flush on their white body feathers (Stresemann 1927-1934; see also Vijlker 1964, Hijhn and Singer 1980, Harrison 1983). Called […]

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Laridae | [latin] Thalasseus elegans | [UK] Elegant Tern | [FR] Sterne elegante | [DE] Schmuck-Seeschwalbe | [ES] | [NL] Californische Kuifstern Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Sterna elegans, the Elegant Tern, is a medium-size, orange-billed, shaggy-crested member of the tern subfamily. It is very similar in appearance to the Royal […]