Elegant Tern

Elegant Tern

Summary:

Literature Elegant Tern
[order] Charadriiformes |

Elegant Tern determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna elegans | [UK] Elegant Tern | [FR] Sterne élégante | [DE] Schmuckseeschwalbe | [ES] Charrán Elegante | [IT] Sterna elegante | [NL] Californische Kuifstern


Literature

Title
FURTHER RECORDS OF ELEGANT TERNS STERNA ELEGANS IN COLOMBIA
AND THEIR GEOGRAPHIC SOURCE

Author(s): Charles T. Collins
Abstract: The Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans) is widely distributed on the Paci?c coast of the Americas from British Columbia to Chile (Anonymous 1998, Burness et al. 1999). Despite this broad range, breeding is currently restricted to ?ve breeding colonies, two..[more]..
Source: Ornitologia Colombiana Nr. 4 (2006): 76-77
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Title
HYBRIDIZATION OF A SANDWICH AND ELEGANT TERN IN CALIFORNIA
Author(s): CHARLES T. COLLINS
Abstract: The Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensisis) a widespread breeding species on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America (AOU 1983, Cramp 1985) and the Caribbean (AOU 1983). On the Pacific coast it winters south to Colombia (Hilty and Brown 1986), ..[more]..
Source: Western Birds 28:169-173, 1997
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Title
CAROTENOIDS PRODUCE FLUSH IN THE ELEGANT TERN PLUMAGE
Author(s): JOCELYN HUDON AND ALAN H. BRUSH
Abstract: Adult Elegant Terns (Sterna elegans), Roseate Terns (S. dougallii), many gulls (Laridae), several pelicans (Pelecanus spp.), the Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), and ptarmigans (Lagopus spp.) display a pink flush on their white body feathers (Str..[more]..
Source: The Condor 92:798-801
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All of Sternidae

  1. Aleutian Tern
  2. Sterna aleutica
  1. Arctic Tern
  2. Sterna paradisaea
  1. Brown Noddy
  2. Anous stolidus
  1. Caspian Tern
  2. Sterna caspia
  1. Elegant Tern
  2. Sterna elegans
  1. Gull-Billed Tern
  2. Gelochelidon nilotica
  1. Least Tern
  2. Sterna antillarum
  1. Lesser Crested-Tern
  2. Sterna bengalensis
  1. Little Tern
  2. Sterna albifrons
  1. Roseate Tern
  2. Sterna dougallii
  1. Royal Tern
  2. Sterna maxima
  1. Sandwich Tern
  2. Sterna sandvicensis
  1. Sooty Tern
  2. Sterna fuscata
  1. Tern
  2. Sterna hirundo
  1. Whiskered Tern
  2. Chlidonias hybridus
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