Damara Tern

Sternula balaenarum - Sterne des baleiniers

Sterne des baleiniers
adult breeding
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Sternula

  • Species
    :

    balaenarum

Descriptor

Strickland, 1853

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 23 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 51 cm.
  • Weight
    : 46 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Damara Tern (Sternula balaenarum) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Sterne des baleiniers,
  • Charrancito de Damara,
  • Gaivina de Damara,
  • Damaraseeschwalbe,
  • namíb törpecsér,
  • Damara-stern,
  • Sterna del Damara,
  • Damaratärna,
  • Benguelaterne,
  • rybár vrabcohlasý,
  • rybák damarský,
  • Damaraterne,
  • afrikanpikkutiira,
  • Damarasterretjie,
  • xatrac de Damara,
  • rybitwa namibijska,
  • Китовая крачка,
  • ダマラアジサシ,
  • 西非燕鸥,
  • 達馬拉燕鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Desert : Hot ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Sand Dunes, Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Salt Exploitation Sites

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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