Roseate Tern

Sterna dougallii - Sterne de Dougall

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Sterna

  • Species
    :

    dougallii

Descriptor

Montagu, 1813

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 43 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 72 à 80 cm.
  • Weight
    : 90 à 130 g
Longevity

16 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Sterna dougallii dougallii (e North America, West Indies, Azores, Europe, Africa)
  • Sterna dougallii arideensis (Seychelles to Madagascar and Rodrigues I.)
  • Sterna dougallii korustes (Sri Lanka, Andaman Is. and Mergui Arch.. sw Myanmar.)
  • Sterna dougallii bangsi (Ryukyu Is. and e China to New Guinea, ne Australia and islands of the sw Pacific)
  • Sterna dougallii gracilis (Moluccas, w and n Australia)

Foreign names

  • Sterne de Dougall,
  • Charrán Rosado,
  • Gaivina-rósea,
  • Rosenseeschwalbe,
  • rózsás csér,
  • Dougalls Stern,
  • Sterna di Dougall,
  • Rosentärna,
  • Rosenterne,
  • rybár štíhlozobý,
  • rybák rajský,
  • Rosenterne,
  • ruusutiira,
  • Rooiborssterretjie,
  • xatrac rosat,
  • Roðaþerna,
  • rybitwa różowa,
  • sārtais zīriņš,
  • rožnata čigra,
  • Розовая крачка,
  • Dara-laut jambon,
  • ベニアジサシ,
  • 粉红燕鸥,
  • นกนางนวลแกลบสีกุหลาบ,
  • 紅燕鷗〔粉紅燕鷗〕,

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), Estuaries ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Illustration

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