Saunders’s tern

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The Saunders’s tern – Sternula saundersi is a small tern of Type – seabird of the family Laridae and Order Charadriiformes. it is found in the NW Indian Ocean, where it is both a summer breeder and resident. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder off the coasts of E Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Iran, Oman and Socotra. It is resident off the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia and in S Somalia and in winter is found off both coasts of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to S Somalia and the Comoros.

Type - seabird - 
Summer Habitat - Arabian coasts and islands as noted above, sand bars, tidal flats, 
Winter Habitat - inshore coasts of the Red Sea, and Gulf of Aden, and E coast of Africa, from the Horn to Madagascar,
Resident Habitat - At a few locations in the Winter Habitat list, 

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus:  Sternula

Species...Sternula saundersi
Saunders's tern - Species - ebird.org
Saunders's tern - Database - avibase
Saunders's tern - Birds - oiseaux.net
Saunders's tern - Comparison - uaebirding.com
Saunders's tern - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Saunders's tern - Images - google.com
Saunders's tern - Video - youtube.com
Saunders's tern - Datazone - birdlife.org
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