White-winged Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus - Guifette leucoptère

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Chlidonias

  • Species
    :

    leucopterus

Descriptor

Temminck, 1815

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 27 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 58 à 67 cm.
  • Weight
    : 40 à 80 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Guifette leucoptère,
  • Fumarel Aliblanco,
  • Gaivina-d'asa-branca,
  • Weißflügel-Seeschwalbe,
  • Fehérszárnyú szerkő,
  • Witvleugelstern,
  • Mignattino alibianche,
  • Vitvingad tärna,
  • Hvitvingesvartterne,
  • čorík bielokrídly,
  • rybák bělokřídlý,
  • Hvidvinget Terne,
  • valkosiipitiira,
  • Witvlerksterretjie,
  • fumarell alablanc,
  • Tígulþerna,
  • rybitwa białoskrzydła,
  • baltspārnu zīriņš,
  • beloperuta čigra,
  • Белокрылая крачка,
  • Dara-laut sayap-putih,
  • ハジロクロハラアジサシ,
  • 白翅浮鸥,
  • นกนางนวลแกลบดำปีกขาว,
  • 白翅黑燕鷗〔白翅浮鷗〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

Illustration

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