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Arctic Tern

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Sterna paradisaea Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Sternidae Family
 33–39 cm. (Wingspan 76-85 cm) Length
Tundra, shoreline, sand banks, Rocky offshore islands, , coastal waters, marshes, lakes, open ocean. See Map Habitat
Altitude
Range
 1(2)3 eggs, incubation 22–27 days, fledging 21–24 days. Clutch
Fish, squid, marine crustaceans, some berries. Food  
Longest migration of any creature. They travel from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back every year. Habits
3254 - TSN: 176890 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

Arctic Tern Jelmer Poelstra Björn, Uppland Sweden XC107988 call

AKA:- Afrikaans: Arktiese Seeswael , Arktiese Sterretjie, Gewone Sterretjie
Arabic: الخرشنة القطبية, الخرشنة القطبية الجنة
Asturian: Garrochín Articu, Garrochín Viaxeru
Belarusian: Палярная крычка
Bulgarian: Полярна рибарка
Breton: Skravig an hanternoz, Skravig-ar-sterenn
Catalan: Xatrac àrtic, Xatrac gros
Valencian: Xatrac gros
Czech: Rybák dlouhoocasý
Welsh: Morwennol fach, Morwennol y gogledd
Danish: Havterne
German: Küstenseeschwalbe, Küsten-Seeschwalbe
Greek: Χιονογλάρονο
Greek (Cypriot): Χιονογλάρονο
English: Arctic Tern
Esperanto: arkta ^sterno, Arkta ŝterno
Spanish: Charrá árctico, Charrán Artico, Charrán Ártico, Charrán Viajero, Gaviota del Ártico, Gaviota golondrina caspiana, Gaviotín Artico, Gaviotín ártico, Gaviotín Ärtico, Golondrina-marina Artica, Golondrina-marina Caspica
Spanish (Argentine): Gaviotín Artico, Gaviotín ártico
Spanish (Chile): Gaviotín ártico
Spanish (Colombia): Gaviotín Ártico
Spanish (Costa Rica): Charrán Viajero
Spanish (Honduras): Gaviota golondrina caspiana
Spanish (Mexico): charrán ártico, Golondrina-marina Artica, Golondrina-marina Caspica
Spanish (Paraguay): Gaviotín ártico
Spanish (Uruguay): Gaviotín ártico, Gaviotín Ärtico
Estonian: Randtiir
Basque: Ipar-txenada, Xatrac àrtic
Finnish: Lapintiira
Faroese: Knokksvarta, Terna
French: Hirondelle de mer paradis, Sterne arctique
Irish: Geabhróg Artach
Gaelic: Steàrnal
Galician: Carrán ártico, Xatrac àrtic
Guarani: Atî
Manx: Gant ny gibbinyn
Hebrew: שחפית קוטב, שחפית קטב
Croatian: Arktička čigra, Polarna čigra
Hungarian: Sarki csér
Indonesian: Daralaut Arktik
Icelandic: Kría
Italian: Sterna artica, Sterna codalunga
Inuktitut: Emakatilak, Imeqqutaalaq
Japanese: kyokuajisashi, Kyoku-ajisashi
Japanese: キョクアジサシ
Greenlandic: Emakatilak, Imeqqutaalaq
Cornish: Morwennol Arctyk
Latin: Sterna macrura, Sterna paradisae, Sterna paradisaea, Sterna paradisea
Lithuanian: Ilgauodegė žuvėdra, Poliarine žuvedra, Poliarinė žuvėdra
Latvian: Garastes zīriņš, Jūras zīriņš
Maori: Tara-nui
Dutch: Noordse Stern, Noorse Stern
Norwegian: Isterne, Kyssterne, Kystterne, Rødnebbterne
Polish: rybitwa popielata, Rybitwa zwyczajna
Portuguese: andorinha do mar ártica, Andorinha-do-mar-árctica, Andorinha-do-mar-ártica, Andorinha-do-mar-ártica (Po), Gaivina-árctica, Trinta-réis-artico, trinta-réis-ártico
Portuguese (Brazil): Trinta-réis-ártico
Romansh: Pestgarel arctic, pestgarel artic
Russian: Крачка полярная, Полярная крачка
Scots: Stearnal
Northern Sami: Cearret
Slovak: Rybár dlhochvostý
Slovenian: polarna cigra, polarna čigra
Serbian: Arkticka cigra, Арктичка чигра
Swedish: Silvertärna
Turkish: Kutup Sumrusu, Kuzey sumrusu
Ukrainian: Крячок полярний , Полярний крячок
Xhosa: Unothenteza
Chinese: [bei-ji yan-ou], 北极燕鸥

 

 

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