Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: Elegant Tern
Elegant Tern Sterna elegans
Described by: Gambel (1849)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Thalasseus elegans
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RangePacific coast of North America and n. Central America;
Breeds off sw. United States (s. California in San Diego Bay), c. Baja on Scammon Lagoon and Isla San Roques, islands in the Gulf of California (Raza Is., Trinidad Is., George Is.) s. along the w. coast of Mexico to Nayarit.
Winters s. from California through Guatemala to Chile (Mejillones Bay).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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