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Sterna forsteri   Nuttall, 1834

Forster's tern

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Laridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 41.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 190.00 g (Ref. 356)

Environment

Others

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.

Short description

Culmen: 5.93 cm; tarsus: 2.43 cm; wing: 27.09 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 35 to 41 cm; Wingspan: 76 to 81 cm (Ref. 8812). Coastal (Ref. 356). Nests in marshes; changes nesting site yearly. Piscivorous (Ref. 87786). Displays dipping behavior (Ref. 356). Embryonic deaths, subcutaneous and pericardial edema, growth disruption, liver damage, and unsuccessful breeding and development linked to exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in the Great Lakes (Ref. 87784).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown