Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

CHIHYB

ITIS

HEAD

Whiskered Tern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black.
  • Throat Color: Gray and white.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Whiskered Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-28 cm (9-11 in)
  • Weight: 60-102 g (2.1-3.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Gray and white.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Whiskered Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with easy, graceful, shallow wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 64-70 cm (25-27.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Reddish brown.
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