White Tern

Gygis alba

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

WHTT

Code 6

GYGALB

ITIS

HEAD

White Tern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

White Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28-33 cm (11-13 in)
  • Weight: 139 g (4.9 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

White Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swerves, swoops, and soars.
  • Wingspan Range: 76-80 cm (30-31.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Blue-gray
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