Royal Tern

Royal Tern

Summary:

Literature Royal Tern
[order] Charadriiformes |

Royal Tern determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna maxima | [UK] Royal Tern | [FR] Sterne royale | [DE] Königsseeschwalbe | [ES] Charrán real | [IT] Sterna reale | [NL] Koningsstern


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis Mauritania to Guinea
  2. Thalasseus maximus maximus s California (USA) to Peru, Florida and West Indies to Argentina
  3. Thalasseus maximus NA, LA, AF coasts

Literature

Title
Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Chick Diet at Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia
Author(s): DENIZ AYGEN AND STEVEN D. EMSLIE
Abstract: Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) chick diet at Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia, was investigated in 2003 and 2004. Primary objectives were to document common prey species, annual and seasonal variation in prey selection, and seasonal va..[more]..
Source: Waterbirds 29(3): 395-400, 2006
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Title
Predation by Kelp Gulls Larus dominicanus at a mixed-species colony of Royal Terns Sterna maxima and Cayenne Terns Sterna eurygnatha in Patagonia
Author(s): PABLO YORIO and FLAVIO QUINTANA
Abstract: We studied the predator-prey interaction between Kelp Gulls Larus dominicanus and Royal Terns Sterna maxima and Cayenne Terns Sterna eurygnatha at Punta León, Argentina, from 1990 to 1992. Kelp Gulls were the main predator of tern eggs in all 3 years..[more]..
Source: Ibis, Vol. 139(3), p. 536-541
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Title
DIET OF ROYAL (THALASSEUS MAXIMUS) AND SANDWICH (T.
SANDVICENSIS ) TERNS DURING THE AUSTRAL WINTER IN
THE BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA

Author(s): Marco Favero et al.
Abstract: The northern and central part of the coast in Buenos Aires Province (Argentina) presents
important roosting areas where several marine bird species aggregate during the austral
winter…[more]..
Source: ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 11: 259-262, 2000
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Title
ROYAL TERN NESTING ATTEMPTS IN CALIFORNIA: ISOLATED OR SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS?
Author(s): FRED C. SCHAFFNER
Abstract: Only four nesting attempts are known for the Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) in California, all at the San Diego Bay salt evaporating ponds. This paper describes t e two most recent nesting attempts in detail and discusses all four attempts in terms of co..[more]..
Source: Western Birds 16:71-80. 1985
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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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