Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Terns :: Large-billed Tern
Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex
Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeTropical South America;
(1) N. and e. South America e. of the Andes from e. Colombia (Cauca, Boyaca) and Venezuela (Margarita Is.) to Trinidad (Caroni Swamp), Guyana, Surinam, Guiana s. through Amazonian Brazil (Bahia). Disjunct population in w. Ecuador.
(2) Sc. and s. South America in the Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana basins of n. and e. Bolivia, Paraguay and nc. Argentina (Santiago del Estero and very rarely Cordoba and Buenos Aires).
Visitor to Uruguay.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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