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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 137162

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCharadriiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSternidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSterna (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSterna Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordallëndyshja e zakonshme e detitUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordallëndyshja e detit  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorРечна рибарка  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfjordterne  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvisdief  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon tern  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsterne pierregarin  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFlussseeschwalbe  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorשחפית הים  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsterna comune  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorupinė žuvėdra  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΠοταμογλάρονο  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakrellterne  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakrellterne  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakrellterne  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrybitwa zwyczajnaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrybitwa rzeczna  [details]
Romanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorchira de baltă  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorречная крачка  [details]
Scottish Gaelic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgeabhróg  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornavadna čigra  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcharrán común  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfisktärna  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsumru  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКрячок річковийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorЗвичайний крячок  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormôr-wennol gyffredin  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Coast [details]
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorthern Hemisphere [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReighardia sternae (Diesing, 1864) (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (20 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1585 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (22 nucleotides; 20 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 31-38 cm. Plumage: tail, rump, back and wings pale grey; collar on hindneck and below white; black cap on head; forehead white in non-breeding bird; tail does not extend beyond wings; outer web of outer primary and tips of primaries diffuse black. Immature like adult but with some brown remaining from juvenile plumage; dusky along trailing edge of secondaries. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill black (red in breeding plumage) black with reddish base in immature; feet and legs dull red or red-brown (scarlet in breeding birds). Habitat: seashores and estuaries, sometimes inland water bodies. Palearctic migrant. <389><391><393> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 14 1/2" (37 cm); Wingspan: 30" (76 cm) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North America; coastal range extends from Labrador to North Carolina [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breeds from Newfoundland to Alberta and MacKenzie south to Florida and Texas on the Atlantic coast and to South Dakota in the West. Winters from the southern United States to the extreme south of South America and also to southern Africa and Asia, and New Guinea. Eggs are laid from late May to late July. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Most common tern in New Brunswick [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137162
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137162 on 2014-11-01
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