Caspian tern

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The Caspian tern –  Hydroprogne caspia is the world’s largest tern and has a nearly world wide distribution, it is a large tern of Type – seabird of the family Laridae and the Order Charadriiformes. There are two population types, migratory and resident. In the Old World it is a summer breeder around Central Asia and migrates for the winter to three main areas, coastal SE Asia, coastal and N Plains India, and coastal and inland areas in Africa. In the AWB region there are several small areas in Turkey where it is a summer breeder and there is an isolated area in S Sinai also. There are small resident populations in Turkey, N Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Saudi Arabia also has several small resident populations along its Red Sea coast, there are also resident populations on W Sinai and the adjacent Egyptian coast, and in Tunisia, Mali and Mauritania. Wintering areas are the SE coast of the Arabian Gulf including N Oman, the Red Sea coasts of Africa and the Nile Valley and most of the N Coasts of Africa including the Maghreb states.

Type seabird - nests on sandy or gravelly ground, in small colonies, 
Summer Habitat - large lakes, inland seas, 
Winter Habitat - coastal zones of N and NE Africa, +the Nile Valley and Chad wetlands, large rivers,

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Hydroprogne

Species - Hydroprogne caspia
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