Tag: Royal Tern

Predation by Kelp Gulls Larus dominicanus at a mixed-species colony of Royal Terns Sterna maxima and Cayenne Terns Sterna eurygnatha in Patagonia

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Science Article 2 abstract We studied the predator-prey interaction between Kelp Gulls Larus dominicanus and Royal Terns Sterna maxima and Cayenne Terns Sterna eurygnatha at Punta Leon, Argentina, from 1990 to 1992. Kelp Gulls were the main predator of tern eggs in all 3 years, accounting for 99% of observed predations […]

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Chick Diet at Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Science Article 1 abstract Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) chick diet at Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia, was investigated in 2003 and 2004. Primary objectives were to document common prey species, annual and seasonal variation in prey selection, and seasonal variation in prey size based on average bill length in this […]

ROYAL TERN NESTING ATTEMPTS IN CALIFORNIA: ISOLATED OR SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS?

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Science Article 4 abstract Only four nesting attempts are known for the Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) in California, all at the San Diego Bay salt evaporating ponds. This paper describes t e two most recent nesting attempts in detail and discusses all four attempts in terms of coincidental events in California […]

DIET OF ROYAL (THALASSEUS MAXIMUS) AND SANDWICH (T.SANDVICENSIS ) TERNS DURING THE AUSTRAL WINTER INTHE BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Science Article 3 abstract The northern and central part of the coast in Buenos Aires Province (Argentina) presentsimportant roosting areas where several marine bird species aggregate during the australwinter. Marco Favero et al., ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 11: 259-262, 2000 Download article download full text (pdf)

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Laridae | [latin] Sterna maxima | [UK] Royal Tern | [FR] Sterne royale | [DE] Konigs-Seeschwalbe | [ES] Charran real | [NL] Koningsstern Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Thalasseus maximus NA, LA, AF coasts Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis Mauritania to Guinea to Namibia Thalasseus maximus […]