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Tern, Little
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Sternula albifrons
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Angola, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Central Africa, China, Comores, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, East Timor, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.190,000-410,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in China; c.100-10,000 breeding pairs, c.50-1,000 individuals on migratio ...
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The Little Tern, Sternula albifrons or Sterna albifrons, is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It was formerly placed into the genus Sterna, which now is restricted to the large white terns (Bridge et al., 2005). The former North American (S. a. antillarum) and Red Sea S. a. saundersi subspecies are now considered to be separate species, the Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) and Saunders's Tern (Sternula saundersi). ...
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