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  Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Common Tern | Sterna hirundo photo
Common Tern

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Common Tern | Sterna hirundo photo
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

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Common Tern | Sterna hirundo photo
Common Tern in flight

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Common Tern | Sterna hirundo photo
Common Tern feeding young

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COMMON TERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Sterna hirundo 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:hirundo
Common Name:Common 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)
  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)