Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

  • Scientific Names
    • Sterna
  • English
    • Typical Terns

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Invite photos from other sites »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

14236119507 99fa46d202 s 3680653801 33e1e2dbcb s 11578341945 4aec12f28c s 279988232 03af85b38e s 3218359613 0ea8138229 s 3579386241 b6f0a80db2 s 3504301507 c3a8be9908 s Square 4340418931 a7a698ac5c s 149725092 9be2fdee34 s 75px ranganathittu 3 75px white cheeked tern 6523137957 836fc220c1 s 55255 98 68 Square Square Square 14356 98 68 73103 98 68 1327536429 121ff76c6e s 12162373753 449367a5b0 s 47432 98 68 82126 98 68 53795 98 68
Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Sterna."

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Observer

axeira

Date

August 5, 2011 02:28 PM EDT

Place

Azores, PT (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

October 11, 2016 12:08 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

d_kluza

Date

October 18, 2010

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

zlbc

Date

January 21, 2017 08:57 PM +13

Description

Resting on shingle-bank.

Photos / Sounds

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

sambiology

Date

January 20, 2017

Description

Lovely weather today -- wish I could have spent all day outside! Instead, I had lots to do in the office, so I only went out a little bit.

Forgive the HORRIBLE pictures of this tern, but I did want to document it from the park.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata

Observer

fergus

Date

December 25, 2016 09:42 AM NZDT

Description

Juvenile. Apologies for photo quality, all taken while driving a zodiac.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata

Observer

fergus

Date

December 25, 2016 10:20 AM NZDT

Description

The Snares. Apologies for photo quality, all taken while driving a zodiac.

Photos / Sounds

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

hfabian

Date

January 19, 2017 01:39 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Observer

bhallberg

Date

August 15, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Observer

ross2

Date

January 19, 2017 03:44 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

zlbc

Date

January 17, 2017 12:11 AM +13

Description

Resting on shingle-bank.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

zlbc

Date

January 16, 2017 12:03 AM +13

Description

Resting on shingle-bank.

View all observations

Description from Wikipedia

Sterna is a genus of terns in the bird family Sternidae. It used to encompass most "white" terns indiscriminately, but mtDNA sequence comparisons have recently determined that this arrangement is paraphyletic (Bridge et al., 2005). It is now restricted to the typical large white terns occurring near-globally in coastal regions.

No range data available.
Member of the iNaturalist Network   |   Powered by iNaturalist open source software