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|color={{Taxobox_colour|[[Animalia]]}}
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| name = Common Tern
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| status = LC
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| status_system = IUCN3.1
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| status_ref = <ref name=IUCN>{{IUCN|id=22694623 |title=''Sterna hirundo'' |assessor=BirdLife International |assessor-link=BirdLife International |version=2013.2 |year=2012 |accessdate=26 November 2013}}</ref>
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| image = Common Tern.png
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| image_width = 300px
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| image2 =Sterna-hirundo-002.ogg
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| genus = Sterna
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| species = hirundo
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| authority = [[Carl Linnaeus|Linnaeus]], [[10th edition of Systema Naturae|1758]]
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| range_map = CommonTernmap.png
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| range_map_alt =Map showing the breeding range of ''Sterna hirundo'' (most of temperate northern hemisphere), and wintering areas (coasts in tropics and southern hemisphere).
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| range_map_width =
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| range_map_caption = <div style="text-align:left; "><big>{{Legend2|#FFFF00| Breeding range|border=1px solid #aaa}}<br/>
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{{Legend2|#0EBEFF| Wintering range|border=1px solid #aaa}}</big></div>(ranges are approximate)
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| synonyms = ''Sterna fluviatilis'' <small>Naumann, 1839</small>
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}}
 
==Other names==
 
==Other names==
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Size of the Common Tern ranges from 33 to 41 cm in length and 76 cm in wingspan.{{Ontario}}
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Size of the Common Tern ranges from {{convert|13|-|16|in|cm|abbr=on}} in length and {{convert|30|-|31|in|cm|abbr=on}} in wingspan.{{Ontario}}<ref name="WhatBird">{{cite web |url=http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/465/identification/Common_Tern.aspx |title=Common Tern Identify |last1=Dick |first1=Gary Owen |last2= |first2= |date= |website=Whatbird.com |publisher=Mitch Waite Group |accessdate=21 May 2013}}</ref>
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===Similar species===
 
===Similar species===
   

Latest revision as of 08:35, April 20, 2017

Common Tern
Common Tern
File:Sterna-hirundo-002.ogg
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Lari
Family: Laridae
Subfamily: Sterninae
Genus: Sterna
Species: S. hirundo
Binomial name
Sterna hirundo
Linnaeus, 1758
Map showing the breeding range of Sterna hirundo (most of temperate northern hemisphere), and wintering areas (coasts in tropics and southern hemisphere).
       Breeding range
       Wintering range
(ranges are approximate)
Synonyms

Sterna fluviatilis Naumann, 1839

Other namesEdit

DescriptionEdit

Size of the Common Tern ranges from 13–16 in (33–41 cm) in length and 30–31 in (76–79 cm) in wingspan.[2][3]

Similar speciesEdit

BehaviourEdit

DietEdit

CallsEdit

ReproductionEdit

Distribution/habitatEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sterna hirundo". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Krista Kagume (2005). Compact Guide to Ontario Birds. Lone Pine Publishing. ISBN 1551054671. 
  3. ^ Dick, Gary Owen. "Common Tern Identify". Whatbird.com. Mitch Waite Group. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 

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