WoRMS name details

Sterna saundersi Hume, 1877

212604  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212604)

 unaccepted (synonym)
Species
marine, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Length: 22-24 cm. Plumage: above pale grey; in breeding bird cap black, triangular white forehead patch not extending...  
Description 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]
WoRMS (2024). Sterna saundersi Hume, 1877. Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212604 on 2024-02-27
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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context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   

basis of record Urban, E. K.; Fry, C. H.; Keith, S. (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. <em>Academic Press, London.</em>  [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

From other sources
Description 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]

Remark Forms a superspecies with S. albifrons [details]
LanguageName 
English Saunders' tern  [details]