WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSterna saundersi Hume, 1877

212604 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212604)
Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonym)
Species
marine
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 22-24 cm. Plumage: above pale grey; in...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 22-24 cm. Plumage: above pale grey; in breeding bird cap black, triangular white forehead patch not extending behind eye, non-breeding has mostly white crown with black on nape extending through eye; underparts, rump and tail white; first three or four primaries and associated coverts black. Immature more sandy buff above with darker centres to feathers. Bare parts: iris brown; bill yellow with black tip in breeding and black in non-breeding bird; feet and legs olive, dark reddish brown or pinkish brown. Habitat: coastal areas. Breeds in Red Sea, migrates coastal E.A. <389><391><393> [details]
Adriaens, P. (2011). Sterna saundersi Hume, 1877. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212604 on 2017-11-21

Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-07-17 11:07:59Z
changed
2011-04-07 09:46:00Z
changed

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

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

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 22-24 cm. Plumage: above pale grey; in breeding bird cap black, triangular white forehead patch not extending behind eye, non-breeding has mostly white crown with black on nape extending through eye; underparts, rump and tail white; first three or four primaries and associated coverts black. Immature more sandy buff above with darker centres to feathers. Bare parts: iris brown; bill yellow with black tip in breeding and black in non-breeding bird; feet and legs olive, dark reddish brown or pinkish brown. Habitat: coastal areas. Breeds in Red Sea, migrates coastal E.A. <389><391><393> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Forms a superspecies with S. albifrons [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaunders' tern  [details]