Fairy Tern

The Fairy Tern is a small tern which occurs in the southwestern Pacific.

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The Fairy Tern is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The name Fairy Tern can also refer to the White Tern (Gygis alba) Fairy Tern Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3. More

A white tern, or fairy tern, alights on a branch at Rose Atoll in American Samoa, Gygis alba, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary Purchase A Print Of This ImageHow to request, purchase or license this imageAdd To Light Table White (or fairy) tern, Gygis alba, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary Purchase A Print Of This ImageHow to request, purchase or license this imageAdd To Light Table White (or fairy) tern, Gygis alba, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary Purchase A Print Of This ImageHow to request, purchase or license this imageAdd To More

The New Zealand Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis davisae) also known as tara-iti is a small tern which breeds on the lower half of the Northland Peninsula of the North Island of New Zealand, and is the smallest tern breeding in New Zealand. It is a subspecies of the Fairy Tern. Breeding is limited to three regular sites: Waipu, Mangawhai, and the South Kaipara Head. The wintering range of the birds extends over the Kaipara Harbour. More

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The Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis) is a small tern which occurs in the southwestern Pacific. More

breeding pairs the New Zealand fairy tern is New Zealand's rarest endemic breeding bird. Protection of the birds began in 1983 when the then Wildlife service could account for only three or four pairs. Management has continued under DOC and intensified since 1991 lowering their risk of extinction but not eliminating it. More

The Fairy Tern is a beautiful bird seen on all islands in Seychelles, even islands like Mahe where they are killed by introduced rats, cats and Barn Owls. They are usually seen flying around trees in pairs. Fairy Terns use trees for breeding, although they do not build a nest. Fairy Tern © Martin Harvey Instead, the female lays a single egg on a rare branch, usually where there is a knot or fork to support the egg. More

ANGEL FAIRY TERN is a clear large warm cream with a stunning inner red-purple and outer fuchsia eye. The edge is distinctly triple edged in inner fuchsia, then red-purple, and a cream outer edge with cream white teeth. ANGEL FAIRY TERN has produced beautiful teethy seedlings in both full and UF forms with 3 to 4-way branching and 20 buds. Fertile both ways. More

The fairy tern's silky plumage is pure white, its slender wings translucent, its large, black-rimmed eyes the deepest midnight blue; small wonder that on some of the islands, with its ethereal beauty, it's called the Holy Ghost bird, and they have no natural enemies! Fairy terns are small, robin-sized birds, living on remote tropical islands of paradise. Nesting ? It is not easy for the fairy tern to nest safely on some of the islands. More

Weighing just 70 grams at maturity, the fairy tern is one of the smallest terns breeding in Australasia (3) (4). During the breeding season, this diminutive seabird has a black crown, pale grey upperparts, a white forehead, throat, chest and belly, an orange/yellow bill and orange legs (2) (3) (4). With the onset of the non-breeding season, the crown fades into a mottled black and white, while the bill and legs become duller in colour (3) (4). More

The fairy tern usually breeds on sandy beeches on sheltered mainland coastlines and nearby islands (2). - Feeding almost entirely on fish (2), the fairy tern hunts on the wing, hovering three to ten metres above the sea surface, before plunging steeply into the water, emerging again seconds later. In addition to fish, crustaceans, plant material and snails have also been found in the stomach of this tern (3). More

Huge flocks of Fairy Terns have been seen along the north-western Australian coast by aerial fisheries observers. Individual flocks may contain up to two or three thousand birds, and one flock was estimated to contain as many as 15,000 birds. More

A study of NZ Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis) genetics has confirmed that the New Zealand species is genetically distinct. At the June 2006 meeting of Auckland OSNZ, Marleen Baling, MSc. discussed genetics NZ Fairy Terns and Dr Sam Ferreira talked about the survivability of the species. Marleen’s study on conservation genetics of the NZ Fairy Tern was a two year contract for the Department of Conservation and the University of Auckland, (supervised by Dr Dianne Brunton). More

There are three subspecies of the fairy tern; nereis breeds in southern and western Australia; exsul in New Caledonia; and davisae in New Zealand. The fairy tern was first discovered in Bass Strait whence Gould described it in 1843. Potts first noticed it about 1869 on the Rakaia river bed not far below the gorge where it was breeding. He notes, however, that there were then in the Canterbury Museum two specimens from Canterbury. More

"New Zealand fairy tern (Sterna nereis davisae) recovery plan, 2005–15 (Threatened species recovery plan 57)". Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand. http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/tsrp57.pdf. * Endangered Birds at Te Arai (Te Arai Beach Preservation Society) * Future Problem Solving Copyright: Wikipedia. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia. More

Fairy tern is Tinkerbell of seabirds = - A Nuuanu reader writes: "For the past two years, I've been watching fairy terns flying in and out of Foster Botanical Gardens and Liliuokalani Garden. But all of a sudden they all disappeared. Where else could they be? Can you write more about their habits and habitats?" My pleasure. More

The Fairy Tern is consequently uplisted to Vulnerable status in 2008. - ABOUT ME More

Fairy tern chick in nest, among shells, Mangawhai. Photo: G.R.Parrish. NZ fairy tern chick in nest The New Zealand fairy tern/tara-iti is the smallest tern breeding in New Zealand, with adults measuring around 250 mm in length, and weighing a mere 70 grams. During the breeding season NZ fairy terns are easily picked out by their black caps (coming around in front of the eye), soft grey feathers, white chest, yellow bill and orange legs. More

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the fairy tern was also great. Great views from the balcony, Mahe and the sea, surrounded by coconut palms, palms and tropical trees. The chalet was always clean, very clean. One of the best places I... More

the surface, fairy terns often join other seabirds for a feast. (Hokule'a voyagers call these "bird piles.") White terns don't submerge, but rather pluck fish from the surface or catch them in midair as the fish jump. This kind of feeding is called air-dipping. Terns do their best fishing when its windy because that's when they can best control their flight. The silvery fish in fairy terns' bills look pretty much the same to me, but they are not. More

The gracious fairy tern perching high, looking over as the sun is about to set (Photo M Etienne 2010). Seaweed piled up for composting, before putting out on the vegetable garden (Photo M.Etienne 2010). The Information Centre on Denis Island, where information on ongoing conservation programmes are being displayed (Photo: M Etienne 2010) Darker patches above and below the stripe make it more prominent (Photo J Nevill 2009). More

Fairy tern chicks in nest. Photo: G.R.Parrish. New Zealand fairy tern/tara-iti chicks in nest With a population of around 36 individuals that includes only ten breeding pairs, the New Zealand fairy tern is probably New Zealand's rarest breeding bird. It is ranked as an endangered species, and carries a 'Category A' priority for conservation action. A Department of Conservation Recovery Plan is currently in action. New Zealand fairy tern/tara-iti chick in nest, among shells, Mangawhai. Photo: G.R.Parrish. More

the fairy tern, Gygis alba; the common tern, S. hirundo; the Arctic tern, S. paradisaea; the Caspian tern, Hydroprogne caspia; the least tern, S. albifrons. All belong to the family Laridae. Related TopicsKittiwake Kittiwake, for its high-pitched cry, "Keet! Keet! Wake! Wake!'' A full-grown kittiwake is 16 to 18 inches (41 to 46 cm) long. Except for its… See more »Avocet Avocet, a wading bird with extremely long legs. More

check on the fairy terns we have been following and it was good news all round. * The first juvenile shows good development since my last report with tail feathers now fully developed “she” must be approaching full fledging. More

Fairy Tern - Sternula nereis Sterne néréis = Sterne néréis Comment : La sous-espèce néo-zélandaise ne compte plus qu'une trentaine d'individus ! Waipu Cove (NZ) Where to Watch Birds in Southern - Western Spain Gallery : © Georges Olioso Order : Charadriiformes Family : Laridae Species : Fairy Tern Reference: geol14088 Other pictures Date taken : 2005 Nov More

Fairy Tern Chalet is located on Cerf Island which is one of a group of small Inner Islands of the gorgeous well loved Seychelles. It lies with the Sainte Anne Marine Park and is approximately 1.7km long, 900m wide and a mere 10-15 minutes boat ride from Port of Victoria, Mahe. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Sterna
Species : nereis
Authority : (Gould, 1843)