Little Tern

Sternula albifrons sinensis

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

STEALB

ITIS

HEAD

Little Tern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Little Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-28 cm (8-11 in)
  • Weight: 48-62 g (1.7-2.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Little Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Bounding direct flight on rapid wing beats, also hovers.
  • Wingspan Range: 46-53 cm (18-21 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow.
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