Caspian Tern

It is the world's largest tern with a length of 48–56 cm, a wingspan of 127–140 cm and a weight of 574–782g.

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The Caspian Tern is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

As large and as bulky as many gulls, the Caspian Tern is the largest tern in the world. Its thick coral red bill and very ‘front-heavy’/short-tailed appearance makes an adult Caspian one of the most easily identified terns throughout its worldwide range (despite its extensive range, it is monotypic, with no subspecies accepted - an unusual situation for a species found in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia). More

The Caspian Tern is the largest tern (60cm) and is nearly as long as the Kelp Gull (62 cm), however at least 6 cm of its length is in the tail. Facts and figures Research Species: No Minimum size: 53 cm Maximum size: 60 cm Average size: 56 cm Average weight: 680 g Breeding season: October to December. More

Caspian Tern in flight They feed mainly on fish, which they dive for, hovering high over the water and then plunging. They also occasionally eat large insects, the young and eggs of other birds and rodents. They may fly up to 60 km from the breeding colony to catch fish; it often fishes on freshwater lakes as well as at sea. More

Caspian Tern, at 630 g (1.4 lbs) and 53 cm (21 inches). They make harsh, single-note calls. Most terns (Sterna and the noddies) hunt fish by diving, often hovering first, but the marsh terns (Chlidonias) pick insects of the surface of fresh water. Terns only glide infrequently; a few species, notably Sooty Tern, will soar high above the sea. Apart from bathing, they only rarely swim, despite having webbed feet. More

Caspian tern or “miyaremu dhooni” is one of the sea bird which migrates to the Maldives. It is the world's largest tern, 48–56 cm long, with a wingspan of 127–140 cm and a weight of 574–782g. This bird is rarely seen over the Maldivian seas and it is unfamiliar among Maldivians. It can be seen in Northeast monsoon, the days of best fisheries. It can be witness till to the end of the monsoon. It is a protected bird in Maldives since 22nd May 2003. More

Impact Statement (EIS) for managing Caspian terns in the Columbia River estuary. Scheduled for completion in January 2005, the EIS will address a number of key management issues, including concerns about tern predation on young salmonids and the question of whether some members of the large colony near the mouth of the Columbia River should be relocated to other potential nesting sites in Washington, Oregon and California. Federal agencies involved in developing the EIS include the U.S. More

Caspian Tern is the largest tern in the world. Its large, bright red bill and harsh call make it recognizable as it scouts for fish above the water, or struts along sandbars, often trailed by older youngsters. Range & Distribution Caspian Terns are found on all continents but Antarctica. More

Caspian Tern: Breeds in scattered colonies from Mackenzie, Great Lakes, and Newfoundland south to the Gulf coast and Baja California. Spends winters north to California and North Carolina. Also breeds in Eurasia, Africa, and Australia. Preferred habitats include sandy or pebbly shores of lakes and large rivers and along coasts. Voice Text "kaark" and "ka-arr" Interesting Facts * The Caspian Tern aggressively defends its breeding colony. More

As large as a big gull, the Caspian Tern is the largest tern in the world. Its large coral red bill makes it one of the most easily identified terns throughout its worldwide range. More

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The Caspian Tern is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. References - 1. ^ Bridge, E. S., Jones, A. W., & Baker, A. J. (2005). A phylogenetic framework for the terns (Sternini) inferred from mtDNA sequences: implications for taxonomy and plumage evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 459–469. More

Identification: Caspian terns are the largest of the North American terns and similar in appearance to the Royal Tern. This crested tern retains its full black cap throughout the year. The bill is heavier than that of the Royal Tern and is reddish rather than orange. The tail is not as deeply forked as the Royal Tern. More

the Caspian tern management actions outlined in the January 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and November 2006 Records of Decision (RODs) for Caspian Tern Management to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary. This management plan, which was developed jointly by the USACE, the U.S. More

The gull-sized Caspian tern is no wallflower, and as befits its character, the bird is not shy about shouting out to the world. Around water bodies, listen for a harsh croaking yip a bit reminiscent of an upset terrier, sometimes stretched to a longer, drawn-out jee-arrrr! Melodic these are not. The carrying power of Caspian tern calls is impressive, and you'll often hear the bird before you see it. More

Caspian Terns are less gregarious than other terns, nesting in smaller colonies, although this is changing in Washington. They can be quite aggressive. When foraging, they fly with their bills pointing downward. When they spot a fish, they hover and then plunge into the water after it, often submerging completely. Their broad wings allow them to soar, gull-like, flapping with strong, slow wing-beats. More

Home Guide to Birds of North America Caspian Tern Description Description - BREEDING MALE - The Caspian Tern is a very large tern with pale gray upperparts, white underparts, a black cap, and a large red bill. The legs are black. caspian tern Female - The sexes are similar. More

Caspian terns are social birds and nest in large colonies on flat, rocky islands, beaches and sparsely vegetated coastal areas. Their diet consists almost entirely of fish such as salmon, herring, perch, smelt and occasionally crayfish or insects. Caspian Terns Unfairly Targeted for Decline of Wild Salmon - Caspian terns living in the Columbia River estuary have been unfairly targeted for the decline of endangered wild salmon. More

Caspian terns living in the Columbia River estuary have been unfairly targeted for the decline of endangered wild salmon. Defenders of Wildlife believes that the solution to saving Pacific salmon is not relocating Caspian terns, but rather restoring salmon habitat, removing dams and practicing sustainable salmon harvesting methods. More

Large numbers of Caspian terns (Sterna caspia) have successfuly produced significant numbers of offspring at Elkhorn Slough. They were observed close-up by behavioral ecologist Bruce Lyon, who took the photos on this page from his floating blind. This story details the history of this colony and recent events. See video by Bruce from the colony Background A breeding colony first nested on an island in the restored South Marsh area back in 1992. More

Caspian Tern Management in the Columbia River Estuary - Caspian Tern adult with chick * Environmental Impact Statement And Record of Decision * Planning Updates and Associated Documents * Background * Timeline More

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Caspian Tern – Hollow, rotomolded polyethylene, 1” hole for wooden dowel anchor or plastic plug. - In 1997, the U.S. Geological Survey-Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, Oregon State University and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission began a study to assess the impacts of fish eating water birds (including Caspian Terns) on the survival of juvenile salmon in the Lower Columbia River. Approximately 15,000 adult Caspians were nesting on Rice Island, a dredged spoil island close to a salmon hatchery. More

Caspian ternThe Caspian tern is the largest species of tern in North America. It is 19-23 inches in length with a wingspan of 47-53 inches. It has white undersides and breast and slate gray upperwings and back. It has a black cap on its head and black legs and feet. It has a stout, bright red bill with a gray tip and a slightly forked tail. Males and females look alike. More

“The Caspian tern is reported to breed annually at Sylt, an island of Denmark, on the coast of Jutland. M.Nilsson says it visits also the mouth of the Baltic, and is seen in the vicinity of the Elbe. It is included by several naturalists in their birds of Germany; Mr Temminck mentions that he has himself killed it, though rarely, on the coast of Holland; and it visits the coasts of France. Mr. More

Caspian Tern Photo Courtesy of J. A. Spendelow Photo Courtesy of J. A. Spendelow For more information about Caspian Terns, click photo to go to the Patuxent Bird ID InfoCenter Patuxent Home Biological Characteristics Species The length of the Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) varies from 47 to 54 cm long (Crampe, 1985) with a body mass of 530-782g (Quinn, 1990; Cuthbert and Wires, 1999). More

août 2007 — Caspian Tern - Reuzenstern made in huizen 31-08-2007 music by Astor PiazollaCatégorie : Animaux Tags :Caspian Tern - Reuzenstern Chargement… AVERTISSEMENT Cette vidéo contient une piste audio dont l'utilisation n'a pas été autorisée par WMG. Le son a par conséquent été désactivé. More

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Original source: Kevin Cole from Pacific Coast, USA (en:User:Kevinlcole) external linkCharadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Sterna
Species : caspia
Authority : Pallas, 1770