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  Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus)





Bridled Tern | Sterna anaethetus photo
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Lady Elliot Island, SE Queensland, Australia

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Bridled Tern | Sterna anaethetus photo
Bridled Tern, Onychoprion anaethetus, Lady Elliot Island, Australia

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Bridled Tern | Sterna anaethetus photo
Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) in flight, Lady Elliot Island, SE Queensland, Australia

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Bridled Tern | Sterna anaethetus photo
Bridled Tern, Lady Elliot Island, Queensland

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BRIDLED TERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Sterna anaethetus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Sterna
Species:anaethetus
Common Name:Bridled Tern

Relatives in same Genus
  Little Tern (S. albifrons)
  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)
  Black-naped Tern (S. sumatrana)
  Antarctic Tern (S. vittata)