Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: Antarctic Tern

Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata

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


Prion Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Nov 17, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard 
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Circumpolar; S. oceans and antarctic seas;
(1) South Shetland Is. and presumably s. to Marguerite Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula.
(2) South Gerogia Is. Birds on South Orkney Is. and South Sandwich Is. and Bouvetoya Is. are possibly of this race.
(3) Tristan da Cunha, Gough Is. and Stag Is., Asension Is., St. Helena and possibly Amsterdam Is. and St. Paul Is.
(4) Is. in the s. Indian Ocean (Prince Edward Is., Marion Is., Crozet Is., Bouvet, Kerguelen Is. and probably Heard Is.).
(5) Subantarctic is. in the New Zealand Sector including Stewart Is., Snares Is., Auckland Is., Bounty Is., Antipodes Is. and Campbell Is.
(6) Macquarie Is.


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


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