Adult Whiskered Tern

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Colouring Mid-grey back, black belly & cap, white cheeks
Voice Dry and rasping
Feeds on Fish, insects and crustaceans
Flight Light easy and direct
Nesting Semi-Floating
Social Flocks
Adult Whiskered Tern
Adult Whiskered Tern
Page Last Updated 4/25/2018 3:44:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Declining
Order Charadriiformes
Family Sternidae
Species Chlidonias hybridus
Category Terns
StdName Whiskered Tern
Vital Statistics
Length 24 to 28 cms
Weight 70 to 80 gms
Wingspan 57 to 63 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 NARNorth America
Country USRUnited States


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