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Fairy Tern Sterna nereis

Described by: Gould (1843)
Alternate common name(s): Nereis Tern, Australian Fairy Tern
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Waipu, North Island, New Zealand - Jan, 2005 © Tom Tarrant  Waipu, North Island, New Zealand - Dec 11, 2004 © Kanae Hirabayashi  Waipu, North Island, New Zealand - Dec 11, 2004 © Kanae Hirabayashi 
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Australian waters;
Four populations;
(1) Western Australia n. to Derby and e. to Port Albert including the Peron Peninsula and Carnarvon Harbor.
(2) S. Australia in South Australia (ICI Saltworks and Port Gawler) and Victoria (Port Phillip Bay, Werribee and the salt marsh between Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads), King Is., islands in the Bass Strait and Tasmania.
(3) New Zealand (North Island).
(4) New Caledonia.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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


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