Bridled Tern

Onychoprion anaethetus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

BRTE

Code 6

ONYANA

ITIS

HEAD

Bridled Tern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark black-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

Bridled Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 32-38 cm (12.5-15 in)
  • Weight: 96 g (3.4 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Bridled Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Graceful, buoyant flight; swoops down to pick food from surface; does not plunge dive. Rests on driftwood, weedlines, and even on turtles.
  • Wingspan Range: 76-85 cm (30-33.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Dark Gray, White edging
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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