WoRMS name details

Sterna caspia Pallas, 1770

137159  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137159)

 unaccepted (synonym)
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Length: 47-56 cm. Plumage: above tail, rump, back and wings grey; white collar on hind neck; head crest and cap black...  
Description Length: 47-56 cm. Plumage: above tail, rump, back and wings grey; white collar on hind neck; head crest and cap black (streaked white in non-breeding birds); below white; underside of primaries black. Immature mottled brown on back. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill bright red in breeding , dull red with black tip in non-breeding birds; feet and legs black. Habitat: estuaries, seashores, inland waters. Palearctic migrant and resident, breeds on offshore islands. <389><391><393> [details]

Distribution semi-cosmopolitan  
Distribution semi-cosmopolitan [details]

Distribution North America; Newfoundland and Labrador; breeding colonies are localized  
Distribution North America; Newfoundland and Labrador; breeding colonies are localized [details]
WoRMS (2018). Sterna caspia Pallas, 1770. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137159 on 2018-07-16
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additional source Robbins, C. S. (1983). Golden field Guide to Birds of North America. Golden press. 360p. [details]   

additional source Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station., available online at http://www.gmwsrs.org/main.htm [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Peterson, R.T.; Peterson, V.M. (2002). A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Fifth Edition. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p. [details]   

additional source Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p. [details]   

additional source Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p. [details]   

additional source Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 47-56 cm. Plumage: above tail, rump, back and wings grey; white collar on hind neck; head crest and cap black (streaked white in non-breeding birds); below white; underside of primaries black. Immature mottled brown on back. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill bright red in breeding , dull red with black tip in non-breeding birds; feet and legs black. Habitat: estuaries, seashores, inland waters. Palearctic migrant and resident, breeds on offshore islands. <389><391><393> [details]

Dimensions Length: 21" (53 cm); Wingspan: 50" (127 cm) [details]

Distribution semi-cosmopolitan [details]

Distribution North America; Newfoundland and Labrador; breeding colonies are localized [details]

Reproduction Breeds in North America in small colonies in the Prairie Provinces, southern Ontario, and estern Quebec, and south to the southern United States. Winters in the southern United States, West Indies and Mexico. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian dallëndyshja e madhe e detit  [details]
Bulgarian Каспийска рибарка  [details]
Dutch reuzenstern  [details]
English Caspian tern  [details]
French sterne caspienne  [details]
German Raubseeschwalbe  [details]
Hebrew שחפית כספית שחפית גמדית  [details]
Italian sterna maggiore  [details]
Lithuanian plėšrioji žuvėdra  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Καρατζάς  [details]
Norwegian rovterne  [details]
Polish rybitwa wielkodzioba  [details]
Romanian pescăriţa mare  [details]
Russian чеграва  [details]
Slovenian kaspijska čigra  [details]
Spanish pagaza piquirroja  [details]
Turkish büyük sumrubuyuk sumru  [details]
Ukrainian Крячок каспійськийКаспійський крячок  [details]