Elegant Tern

Thalasseus elegans - Sterne élégante

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Thalasseus

  • Species
    :

    elegans

Descriptor

Gambel, 1849

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 43 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 76 à 81 cm.
  • Weight
    : 217 à 300 g
Longevity

9 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Sterne élégante,
  • Charrán Elegante,
  • Garajau-elegante,
  • Schmuckseeschwalbe,
  • pompás csér,
  • Sierlijke Stern,
  • Sterna elegante,
  • Aztektärna,
  • Langnebbterne,
  • rybár pôvabný,
  • rybák západní,
  • Aztekerterne,
  • kaunotiira,
  • xatrac elegant,
  • Skrautþerna,
  • rybitwa kalifornijska,
  • slaidais cekulzīriņš,
  • prelestna čigra,
  • Элегантная крачка,
  • ユウガアジサシ,
  • 丽色凤头燕鸥,
  • 麗色鳳頭燕鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Mud Flats and Salt Flats ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes

Geographic range

Illustration

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