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  Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)

Black-naped Tern | Sterna sumatrana photo
Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana) Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia

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Black-naped Tern | Sterna sumatrana photo
Black-naped tern in flight

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BLACK-NAPED TERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Sterna sumatrana in Australia

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Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Sterna
Species:sumatrana
Common Name:Black-naped Tern

Relatives in same Genus
  Little Tern (S. albifrons)
  Bridled Tern (S. anaethetus)
  Lesser Crested Tern (S. bengalensis)
  Crested Tern (S. bergii)
  Caspian Tern (S. caspia)
  Roseate Tern (S. dougallii)
  Sooty Tern (S. fuscata)
  Common Tern (S. hirundo)
  Fairy Tern (S. nereis)
  Gull-billed Tern (S. nilotica)
  Arctic Tern (S. paradisaea)
  White-fronted Tern (S. striata)
  Antarctic Tern (S. vittata)