Least Tern

Sternula antillarum

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

LETE

Code 6

STEANT

ITIS

HEAD

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

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BODY

Least Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 52 g (1.83 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Least Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Buoyant graceful fast flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 48-51 cm (19-20 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Orange-yellow
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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