Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: Saunders' Tern

Saunders' Tern Sterna saundersi

Described by: Hume (1877)
Alternate common name(s): Saunders's Tern, Black-shafted Little Tern, Black-shafted Tern, Saunders' Little Tern, Mekran Coast Little Tern
Old scientific name(s): Sternula saundersi


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Nw. Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Persian Gulf;
Fragmented population;
Ne. Africa along the coast of the s. Red Sea of Djibouti and Somalia, s. Arabia to the Persian Gulf, Iran, Pakistan and nw. India as well as is. in the Indian Ocean.
Winters s. to s. Madagascar and e. to the Malay Peninsula.


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


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