Black-naped Tern

Sterna sumatrana - Sterne diamant

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Sterna

  • Species
    :

    sumatrana

Descriptor

Raffles, 1822

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 35 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 98 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Sterne diamant
adult

Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Sterna sumatrana sumatrana (islands of e Indian Ocean to islands of w Pacific and Australasia)
  • Sterna sumatrana mathewsi (islands of the w Indian Ocean)

Foreign names

  • Sterne diamant,
  • Charrán de Sumatra,
  • Gaivina-de-nuca-preta,
  • Schwarznacken-Seeschwalbe,
  • feketefejű csér,
  • Zwartnekstern,
  • Sterna nucanera,
  • Svartnackad tärna,
  • Svartnakketerne,
  • rybár čiernotylový,
  • rybák bělotemenný,
  • Indonesisk Terne,
  • mustaniskatiira,
  • Swartneksterretjie,
  • xatrac de Sumatra,
  • rybitwa równikowa,
  • melnkakla zīriņš,
  • Светлая крачка,
  • Dara-laut tengkuk-hitam,
  • エリグロアジサシ,
  • 黑枕燕鸥,
  • นกนางนวลแกลบท้ายทอยดำ,
  • 蒼燕鷗〔黑枕燕鷗〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal.

Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Coral Reef, Outer Reef Channel, Back Slope, Foreslope (Outer Reef Slope), Lagoon, Inter-Reef Soft Substrate, Inter-Reef Rubble Substrate, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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