Adult Black Tern
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Colouring Dark grey upper, black head and chest
Voice Short, low and squeaky
Feeds on Insects, fish and small crustaceans
Flight Light and bouyant
Nesting Semi-Floating
Social Flocks
Adult Black Tern
Adult Black Tern
Page Last Updated 27/12/2017 19:33:00
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Declining
Order Charadriiformes
Family Sternidae
Species Chlidonias niger
Category Terns
StdName Black Tern
Vital Statistics
Length 22 to 24 cms
Weight 50 to 75 gms
Wingspan 63 to 68 cms
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Medium
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Adult Black Tern (Species=Chlidonias niger / Standard Name=Black Tern)