WoRMS taxon details

Sterna repressa Hartert, 1916

212607  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212607)

accepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Length: 30-37 cm. Plumage: darkish grey back and wings, crown black in breeding bird; in non-breeding bird forehead white,...  
Description Length: 30-37 cm. Plumage: darkish grey back and wings, crown black in breeding bird; in non-breeding bird forehead white, forecrown speckled white, cheeks and collar on hind neck white; below white in non-breeding, grey in breeding birds; leading edge of wing in non-breeding bird very dark grey; trailing edge of primaries blackish in all plumages. Immature similar to non-breeding adult but with dark band on upperwing coverts. Bare parts: iris brown; bill with dark red base, black distal half and pale tip; feet and legs red. Habitat: seashores and open ocean. Resident, breeds on offshore islands. <389><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Sterna repressa Hartert, 1916. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212607 on 2018-09-23
Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-07-17 11:07:59Z
changed
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 30-37 cm. Plumage: darkish grey back and wings, crown black in breeding bird; in non-breeding bird forehead white, forecrown speckled white, cheeks and collar on hind neck white; below white in non-breeding, grey in breeding birds; leading edge of wing in non-breeding bird very dark grey; trailing edge of primaries blackish in all plumages. Immature similar to non-breeding adult but with dark band on upperwing coverts. Bare parts: iris brown; bill with dark red base, black distal half and pale tip; feet and legs red. Habitat: seashores and open ocean. Resident, breeds on offshore islands. <389><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Arabische Stern  [details]
English white-cheeked tern  [details]
French sterne à joues blanches  [details]
German Weißwangen-Seeschwalbe  [details]