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Category:Sterna - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Sterna


'Typical' terns, with a deeply forked tail, pale grey mantle, and no crest; most (except for S. striata, S. sumatrana, S. trudeaui) also have a uniform black crown in breeding plumage with no white forehead.


Sterna is a genus in the Family Laridae.

In the past, the terns in the genera Onychoprion, Sternula, Gelochelidon, Hydroprogne and Thalasseus, were formerly also placed in this genus.

Genus Sterna viewedit
S. dougallii Roseate Tern
S. striata White-fronted Tern
S. sumatrana Black-naped Tern
S. hirundo Common Tern
S. paradisaea Arctic Tern
S. hirundinacea South American Tern
S. vittata Antarctic Tern
S. forsteri Forster's Tern
S. trudeaui Snowy-crowned Tern
S. acuticauda Black-bellied Tern
S. aurantia River Tern
S. repressa White-cheeked Tern
S. virgata Kerguelen Tern