Tag: Gulls and terns

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 […]

Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Laridae | [latin] Thalasseus bengalensis | [UK] Lesser Crested Tern | [FR] Sterne voyageuse | [DE] Ruppell-Seeschwalbe | [ES] | [NL] Bengaalse Stern Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Thalasseus bengalensis AF, OR, AU widespread coasts Thalasseus bengalensis bengalensis Red Sea and Indian Ocean to […]