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White-winged Black Tern

(Chlidonias leucopterus)
Alternate name(s): "White-winged Tern", "White-tailed Tern"
German name(s): "Weißflügelseeschwalbe"

Size: 22-24 cm; wing span ca. 65 cm (average)
Weight: 63 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See White-winged Black Tern at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Lateral view of a White-winged Black Tern in breeding plumage in flight; note the characteristic white rump (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Biebrza NP, Poland, May 2017]

White-winged Black Terns in breeding plumage in flight above a marsh (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Biebrza NP, Poland, May 2017]

NON-BREEDING

Two White-winged Black Terns in non-breeding plumage, right, with for comparison two Black Terns, left, and a Black-headed Gull, front, all in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Lateral view of a White-winged Black Tern in non-breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

More photos in non-breeding plumage were obtained in Australia.

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