Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Described by: Pallas (1811)
Alternate common name(s): Marsh Tern
Old scientific name(s): Chlidonias hybrida, Chlidonias leucopareia


Bald Hills, Queensland, Australia - Oct 29, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Balmazujvaros, Hungary - Aug 15, 2002 © Max Andrews  Montreuil-Juigné, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - Sep 11, 2002 © Alain Fossé  Italy - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Lesvos Island, Greece - May, 2003 © Ben van den Broek 
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Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) S. Europe from c. France and c. Poland (Biebrza Marsh), w. Slovakia (Senne), Hungary (Hortobagy National Park), Ukraine, Volga-Ural steppes, Kazakhstan, Aral Sea, Turkestan, Kirghiz steppes to s. Siberia in Transbaicalia and c. China s. to Mediterranean and in n. Africa from Morocco to Tunisia and Mali e. through Turkey to Iraq.
Winters in e. and w. Africa.
(2) E. Iran to n. and c. India.
(3) Kenya and Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (sw. Cape Province) and Madagascar.
(4) S. China to Indochina and Taiwan.
(5) Sri Lanka to Malaysia, Java and Sulawesi (Togian Is.).
(6) Moluccas, New Guinea, Australia (w. and n. Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, c. South Australia) and Tasmania.


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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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