WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSterna sumatrana Raffles, 1822

212608  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212608)

accepted
Species
marine
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 34-37 cm. Plumage: above very pale...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 34-37 cm. Plumage: above very pale grey; below white; tail grey with white outer tail feathers; head white with black from nape around sides of head through eyes; outer primary black. Immature brownish with darker grey mottling on back, black patch on hindneck. Bare parts: iris brown; bill black with yellow tip; feet and legs black with pink soles. Habitat: seacoasts, islands and offshore. Breeds in Indian ocean from Amirantes and Aldabra to Chagos Islands, non-breeding visitor to Mozambique and northern natal. <389><391><393> [details]
Adriaens, P. (2011). Sterna sumatrana Raffles, 1822. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212608 on 2017-12-17

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]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (HKRMS) HKBWS. (2013). Hong Kong Bird Report 2011. The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society.  [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: 34-37 cm. Plumage: above very pale grey; below white; tail grey with white outer tail feathers; head white with black from nape around sides of head through eyes; outer primary black. Immature brownish with darker grey mottling on back, black patch on hindneck. Bare parts: iris brown; bill black with yellow tip; feet and legs black with pink soles. Habitat: seacoasts, islands and offshore. Breeds in Indian ocean from Amirantes and Aldabra to Chagos Islands, non-breeding visitor to Mozambique and northern natal. <389><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzwartnekstern  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblack-naped tern  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsterne diamant  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchwarznacken-Seeschwalbe  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorエリグロアジサシ  [details]