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White-fronted Tern

(Sterna striata)
Alternate name(s): "Black-billed Tern", "Southern Tern"
Size: 35-43 cm
Weight: 105-160 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See White-fronted Tern at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

White-fronted Tern in breeding plumage; click on photo to see White-fronted Terns, far left and right, on rocks together with Crested Terns; the White-fronted Tern on the left is in breeding plumage, the one on the right is in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of T. Morris)
[Point Plomer, Limeburners NP, NSW, October 2012]

Lateral view of two preening White-fronted Terns in breeding plumage behind two Little Terns (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Point Plomer, Limeburners NP, NSW, October 2012]

Dorsal view of a White-fronted Tern in breeding plumage in flight
[22 NM (40 km) ESE of Terrigal, NSW, July 2013]

NON-BREEDING

Lateral view of a White-fronted Tern in non-breeding plumage on a beach (photo courtesy of T. Morris)
[Port Macquarie, NSW, August 2011]

Lateral view of a White-fronted Tern in non-breeding plumage, centre, with others around it in partial breeding plumage
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Point Plomer, Limeburners NP, NSW, October 2012]

Lateral view of a White-fronted Tern in non-breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of T. Morris)
[Port Macquarie, NSW, August 2011]

Three White-fronted Terns in non-breeding plumage in low flight (photo courtesy of T. Morris)
[Point Plomer, Limeburners NP, NSW, October 2012]

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