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Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea

Described by: Pontoppidan (1763)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Sterna macrura


Nome, Alaska, USA - Jun 19, 2007 © Glen Tepke  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA - Jun 27, 2004 © Glen Tepke  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA - Jun 27, 2004 © Glen Tepke  Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA - Jun 18, 2007 © Glen Tepke  Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada - Jul, 2006 © Richard Stern 
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Circumpolar in the Holarctic;
Iceland, Faeroe Is., British Isles, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen, Bear Is., Franz Josef Land, n. Europe from w. France and s. Scandinavia e. across n. Russia (Novaya Zemlya) and n. Siberia to Anadyrland, Koryakland and Commander Is. N. Alaska, n. Yukon, n. Mackenzie, Banks Is., Bathurst Is., n. Ellesmere Is., Labrador, Newfoundland s. to Aleutians, s. Alaska, s. Yukon, nw. British Columbia, s. Mackenzie, nw. Saskatchewan and n. Manitoba e. across c. and se. Canada, to New Brunswick and s. along the Atlantic coast to Massachusetts and Washington (Puget Sound).
Winter in s. Oceans off Australia (sw. Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria (Portland), e. New South Wales, se. Queensland and Tasmania) and Antarctic seas. Recorded off e. Brazil (e. Bahia).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


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


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