Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Sternula
Family: Laridae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
albifrons
NOTES

A small bird 21-25 cm long. Generally solitary, it feeds by plunge diving from a height of 5-8 m. it usually flies into the wind with the head pointing down. Feeds on small fish.


AUTHORITY
(Pallas, 1764)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: White back with dark head and wing tips
Colour: White
Common Name
Little tern
Habitat
NOTES: Generally seen hovering and diving for fish
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Sterna albifrons



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