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Tern, Royal
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Thalasseus maximus
Africa, Alaska, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Isles, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Dominica, Dominican Republic Read more
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This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe ...
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The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, syn. Sterna maxima, see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird in the tern family Sternidae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies, T. m. maximus which lives on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the North and South America. The slightly smaller T. m. albididorsalis lives on the coast of West Africa. The Royal Tern has a red-orange bill and a black cap on the top of its head during the breeding season, but in the winter the cap becomes patchy. The Royal Tern is found in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean islands. The Royal Tern lives on the coast and is only found where there is salt water, they do not live where there is fresh water. They tend to feed near the shore, close to the beach or in backwater bays. The Royal Tern's conservation status is listed as least concern, so there is little conservation efforts for the tern. ...
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