The Little tern – Sternula albifrons is a small Old World, migratory tern, of Type – seabird of the family Laridae and the Order Charadriiformes. It is primarily a summer breeder to Eurasia, there are two main populations Europe to Central Asia that migrates to Arabian and S Asian coastal waters, and a Far Eastern population that migrates to more open waters of SE Asia and Australasia, In addition there is a smaller resident populations across N Africa, the Middle East and the N Indian subcontinent. As can be inferred from the above it can be found all around the AWB Region wherever there is a coastline and also at inland rivers in Mali, Niger and Chad.
Type - seabird - breeds colonially on sand or gravel terrain, Summer Habitat - coastal, large rivers, inland wetlands, Winter Habitat - mostly coastal Arabian waters, Resident Habitat - coastal Mediterranean zones, major rivers, large wetlands, Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae Genus: Sternula
Species...Sternula albifrons Little tern - Species - ebird.org Little tern - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Little tern - Card - oiseaux-birds.com Little tern - Features - nationaltrust.org.uk Little tern - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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