South American tern

South American tern

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Sterna hirundinacea

The South American tern is a species of tern found in coastal regions of southern South America, including the Falkland Islands, ranging north to Peru and Brazil . It is generally the most common tern in its range. The smaller, highly migratory common tern closely resembles it. The specific epithet refers to the "swallow-like" forked tail feathering.

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Pi

Piscivores

Te

Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

Ov

Oviparous

Pr

Precocial

So

Soaring birds

Se

Seabird

So

Social

Mi

Migrating

S

starts with

Distribution

Geography

South American tern habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. South American tern Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_American_tern
2. South American tern on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22694618/132562410
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/450155

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