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Alternative name: Angel Tern, Fairy Tern, Little Fairy-tern
- Gygis alba
Includes: Little White Tern
10-12", w 28"
- Snowy white with dark eye
- Black bill with blue base
- Light grey feet (microrhyncha with black feet)
Seychelles. Polynesia, Micronesia, Fiji, Marquesas
- Fernando de Noronha, Trinidade, Martin Vas Rocks, Ascension Island and St. Helena island
- Seychelles and Mascarene islands and south Pacific to Hawaii, Clipperton and Cocos islands
- Marquesas, Phoenix and Line islands - sometimes regarded as full species, Little White Tern
Coasts, coral islets.
This is a seabird which breeds on small islands. The egg is laid directly on a branch without any nest.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
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