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Sterna hirundo   Linnaeus, 1758

common tern

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

Main reference
Lepage, D. 2007. (Ref. 7816)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 120.00 g (Ref. 356)

Environment
Others

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Worldwide.
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Short description
Culmen: 3.754 cm; tarsus: 2.079 cm; wing: 27.96 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 32 to 38 cm; Wingspan: 79 to 81 cm (Ref. 8812). A coastal species (Ref. 356). Primarily forages inshore. In the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland and northern England, they are known to partially feed on the sandeel, Ammodytes marinus. Breeding pairs share incubation and chick-rearing duties in nesting colonies (Ref. 95711). Displays dipping behavior (Ref. 356). They surface-feed by scooping prey from the water and carry it in their bills. Adults feed their chicks with regurgitated food (Ref. 95711).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown