Aleutian Tern

Onychoprion aleuticus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

ALTE

Code 6

ONYALE

ITIS

HEAD

Aleutian Tern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Aleutian Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 33-38 cm (13-15 in)
  • Weight: 119 g (4.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: Pale Gray
  • Upperparts: Dark Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Aleutian Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight with graceful deep wing beats often high above water., Often hovers before dipping into water for food.
  • Wingspan Range: 74-81 cm (29-32 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings, Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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