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Little Tern

(Sternula albifrons)
German name(s): "Zwergseeschwalbe"
Size: 21-25 cm; wing span: 41-47 cm
Weight: 50 g (average)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Little Tern at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "albifrons"

ADULT

Sex unknown

BREEDING

Near-lateral view of two Little Terns in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, July 2013]

Lateral view of a Little Tern in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Alcochete, Tejo estuary, Portugal, June 2018]

Lateral view of a Little Tern in breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Alcochete, Tejo estuary, Portugal, June 2018]

NON-BREEDING

Frontal view of a Little Tern in non-breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Alcochete, Tejo estuary, Portugal, September 2018]

Near-frontal view of a Little Tern in non-breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Alcochete, Tejo estuary, Portugal, September 2018]

Lateral view of a Little Tern in non-breeding plumage in flight, wings up (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Alcochete, Tejo estuary, Portugal, September 2018]

Lateral view of a Little Tern in non-breeding plumage in flight, wings down (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Alcochete, Tejo estuary, Portugal, September 2018]

Race "sinensis"

Photos of Little Terns, race "sinensis", have been taken by us in Australia.

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