Black Tern

Chlidonias niger

Summary 2

The black tern (Chlidonias niger or Chlidonias nigra) is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage. In some lights it can appear blue in the breeding season, hence the old English name "blue darr". The scientific name means "like a swallow".

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  1. (c) Maggie.Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.flickr.com/photos/12599017@N08/3843914998
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlidonias_niger

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iNat Map

1. kingdom Animals
2. class Birds
Color black, grey, white