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- Sternula nereis
There are 4 subspecies:
- S. n. horni:
- S. n. nereis:
- S. n. exsul:
- New Caledonia
- S. n. davisae:
- North North Island (New Zealand)
Coastal and offshore waters, beaches and islands, salt lakes and estuaries.
The diet includes fish. They will rob other species of their catch.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Fairy Tern. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 21 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Fairy_Tern