Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: South American Tern

South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea

Described by: Lesson (1831)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Arthur Grosset  Ushuaia, Argentina - Nov 10, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard  Argentina - Nov, 2003 © Harold Stiver 
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Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean coast of c. to s. South America;
Peru (San Gallan Is.) and e. Brazil (e. Bahia, Rio de Janeiro) s. through Chile, Uruguay (coastal Banados del Este) and Argentina to Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Is.


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


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