Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Described by: Pallas (1770)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Hydroprogne tschegrava, Hydroprogne caspia
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North America locally from the w. United States and c. Canada in Washington, ne. Alberta, s. Mackenzie and c. Saskatchewan e. to Newfoundland and s. to w. Mexico (c. Baja and Sinaloa) and in the e. in the Great Lakes region, ne. New York and s. along the Atlantic coast to Florida and the Gulf coast to Texas. Europe (locally in s. Scandinavia, Baltic Sea, Estonia and from the Black Sea and Turkey to nw. Iran, s. Russia on the Volga-Ural steppes), and in c. Asia on the Caspian Sea and Aral Sea, Kirghiz steppes to n. Mongolia, s. Siberia to coastal e. China (Liaoning to Kwantung), Taiwan, Hainan, s. Vietnam (Mekong Delta) then s. in Africa in Tunisia, Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, n. Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and South Africa. Madagascar, Comores, Aldabra and the Seychelles. Along the coasts of the Red Sea and Persian Gulf e. to Pakistan (Sind). Sri Lanka. Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia), Tasmania and New Zealand.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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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