Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: White-winged Tern
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Described by: Temminck (1815)
Alternate common name(s): White-winged Black Tern
Old scientific name(s): Chlidonias leucoptera, Sterna leucoptera
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RangeS. Europe through c. to e. Asia;
C. and e. Europe from nw. Italy, Poland, Hungary, Bolgaria and Romania e. across n. Turkey (Black Sea), Armenia, Ukraine and the Ural Mountains to the Volga-Ural steppes, Caucasus and n. Kirghiz steppes to s. Siberia in Transbiakalia and n. Mongolia, n. China to Amurland, s. Ussuriland and s. Sakhalin Is. Se. Iraq.
Migrant in Jordan (Azraq Oasis Wildlife Reserve).
Winters in Africa in Kenya and n. Tanzania s. to South Africa, Persian Gulf, India, Sri Lanka, e. China, se. Asia, Taiwan and the Australia where it occurs during the Austral summer months in w. and n. Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland (Townsville Common Environmental Park, Cairns and Michaelmas Cay), New South Wales, Victoria (Werribee), c. South Australia.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Massaciuccolis Oasis
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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