Least Tern

Least Tern

Summary:

Literature Least Tern
[order] Charadriiformes |

Least Tern determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna antillarum | [UK] Least Tern | [FR] Petite Sterne | [DE] Amerikanische Zwergseeschwalbe | [ES] Charrancito Americano | [IT] Fraticello americano | [NL] Amerikaanse Dwergstern


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Sternula antillarum browni c California (USA) to w Mexico
  2. Sternula antillarum antillarum e and s USA to Honduras, Caribbean, n South America
  3. Sternula antillarum athalassos c and sc North America
  4. Sternula antillarum NA, MA widespread

Literature

Title
Stage-specific Survival Rates of the Endangered Least Tern
(Sterna antillarum) in Northwestern Oklahoma

Author(s): Sara H. Schweitzer and David M. Leslie, Jr.
Abstract: Local populations of the endangered interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) nest
within riverine and alkaline flat habitats of the central United States. We summarized
estimates of survival for egg, chick, fledgling, subadult (
Source: Proc. Okla. Acad. Sci. 80:53-60(2000)
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Title
Genetic Variation among Subspecies of Least Tern
(
Sterna antillarum
): Implications for Conservation

Author(s): JOANNA B. WHITTIER et al.
Abstract: DNA sequence variation from two nuclear introns and part of the mitochondrial cytochromeb
gene
were used to evaluate population structure among three subspecies of Least Tern that nest in the United States (California
[
Sterna antillarum browni
..[more]..
Source: Waterbirds 29(2): 176-184, 2006
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Title
REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS OF THE INTERIOR LEAST TERN
(STERNA ANTILLARUM) IN RELATION TO HYDROLOGY ON THE
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Author(s): KATIE M. DUGGER et al.
Abstract: The annual hydrograph of large rivers, including flood pulses and low-flow periods, is believed to play a primary role
in the productivity of biota associated with these ecosystems. We investigated the relationship between river
hydrology and Inter..[more]..
Source: River Res. Applic. 18: 97-105 (2002)
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Title
Evidence for Reproductive Mixing of Least Tern Populations
Author(s): ROGER L. BOYD
Abstract: The Atlantic race of the Least Tern (Sterna antillarum antillarum) breeds along the coastal beaches and bay systems of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico from Maine to southern Texas, while the Interior Least Tern (S. a. athalassos) breeds in the ..[more]..
Source: J. Field Ornithol: Vol56, No. 4
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Title
NOCTURNAL PREDATION
OF CALIFORNIA LEAST TERNS AT A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LEAST TERN

Author(s): Paul P. Zimmerman
Abstract: Predation is difficult to observe and quantification of impacts have consequently
been difficult, especially for predators active at night. Using night-capable cameras
placed throughout a California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni) colony I ..[more]..
Source: The Faculty of Humboldt State University
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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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