Black-naped tern

The tern is about 30cm long with a wing length of 21-23cm. Their beaks and legs are black, but the tips of their bills are yellow. They have long forked tails.

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

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The Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana) is an oceanic tern mostly found in tropical and subtropical areas of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is rarely found inland. The tern is about 30cm long with a wing length of 21-23cm. Their beaks and legs are black, but the tips of their bills are yellow. They have long forked tails. The Black-naped tern has a white face and breast with a grayish-white back and wings. The first couple of their primary feathers are gray. More

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The Black-naped Tern (scientific name: Sterna sumatrana) is a slender white bird found in rocky islets near the Singapore coast. It was one of 34 bird species identified and named by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822. Its species name sumatrana describes where Raffles collected the specimen from during his naturalist voyages, i.e., the Sumatran islands. It was featured on the S$1 notes of the "Bird Series" currency notes issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore between 1976 and 1984. More

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The Black-naped tern is about 30cm long with a wing length of 21-23cm. Their beaks and legs are black, but the tips of their bills are yellow. They have long, forked tails, and the area extending from their heads to their necks is white, as is the area below their chest. A black stripe stretching from the base of their beaks to the back of their heads is connected to their black eye stripes, which extend backward from their mid-lores and widen at their napes. More

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Black-naped Terns nest in small colonies and usually do not nest with other tern species, although they may be associated with nesting colonies of Roseate Terns (Sterna dougalli). They lay their eggs directly on rocky surfaces on cliffs or on the ground in a slight depression above tide level with no nesting material. However, bits of rocks are sometimes used to encircle the eggs. More

The Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana is a small tern with a tropical distribution, breeding from Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, western Indian Ocean to Fiji and Samoa in the Pacific Ocean (Higgins & Davies 1996). The species has only recently been definitely recorded from Cosmoledo Atoll (9°43'S, 47°34'E, c. 1000 km south-west of Mahe, Seychelles and c. 100 km east of Aldabra Atoll, part of the Aldabra Group), but was probably overlooked by earlier visitors (reviewed in Mortimer & Constance 2000). More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Sterna
Species : sumatrana
Authority : Raffles, 1822