Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: White-fronted Tern

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Miranda, North Island, New Zealand - Jan, 2005 © Tom Tarrant  Kaikoura, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand - Oct 5, 2004 © Jan Hartog 
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Tasmania and New Zealand;
Four populations;
(1) Is. off ne. Tasmania (Flinders Is. and Cape Barren Is.).
Disperses along coast of se. Australia from ex. se. Queensland, New South Wales (Wollongong and the coast from the mouth of the Shoalhaven River to Eden), Victoria, se. South Australia and Tasmania.
(2) New Zealand (North Island, South Island and Stewart Is.).
(3) Auckland Is., Chatham Is. and possibly Snares Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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