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Caspian Tern
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Hydroprogne caspia Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Sternidae Family
 48Ė60 cm. (Wingspan 127Ė145 cm) Length
The range is huge but scattered Africa, America, Europe, Asia, Austrailasia Breeds by coast or large lakes, coastal waters, marshes, lakes, open ocean. Habitat
Altitude
Range
 1(2)3 turquoise eggs, incubation 26-28 days, fledging 35-45 days. Breeds in colonies. See Video Clutch
Mainly fish, which it catches plunge diving, also large insects, young and eggs of birds and rodents. Food  
The worlds largest tern. Gregareous. Habits
3241 - TSN: 176935 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

Caspian Tern Jelmer Poelstra Ledskšr, Uppland Sweden XC108424 call

AKA:- Afrikaans: Reuseseeswael , Reusesterretjie
Arabic: الخرشنة القزوينية, الخرشنة القزوينية جنة
Asturian: Chirri Picarroxa, Picarroxa
Azerbaijani: Xəzər sternası
Belarusian: Крычка-чэграва
Bulgarian: Каспийска рибарка
Breton: Ar skrav-Kaspia
Catalan: Fumarell d'ala blanca, Llambritja de bec vermell, Xatrac gros
Catalan (Balears): Llambritja de bec vermell
Valencian: Fumarell d'ala blanca
Czech: RybŠk velkozobż
Welsh: Morwennol fwyaf
Danish: Rovterne
German: Raubseeschwalbe, Raub-Seeschwalbe, Riesenseeschwalbe
Maldivian: Miyaremu Dhooni
Greek: Γιγαντογλάρονο, Καρατζάς
Greek (Cypriot): Γιγαντογλάρονο
English: Caspian Tern, Taranui
Esperanto: rab^sterno, Rabŝterno
Spanish: CharrŠn Caspia, Gaviota Caspia, Gaviota golondrina caspiana, Gaviota Picorojo, Gaviota Real Grande, Gaviota Real?, GaviotŪn de Pico Rojo, GaviotŪn Piquirrojo, Golondrina-marina Caspica, Pagaza Mayor, Pagaza Piquirroja, Pagaza Piquirrojo
Spanish (Colombia): GaviotŪn Piquirrojo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Pagaza Mayor
Spanish (Cuba): Gaviota Real Grande
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): CharrŠn Piquiroja, Gaviota Picorojo, Gaviota Real
Spanish (Honduras): Gaviota golondrina caspiana
Spanish (Mexico): charrŠn caspia, Golondrina-marina Caspica
Spanish (Nicaragua): Pagaza Piquirroja
Spanish (Venezuela): Gaviota CŠspica
Estonian: ršusk, Ršusktiir, ršusktiir (ršusk), Ršusktiir e. ršusk, Ršusktiir, ršusk
Basque: Txenada mokogorria, Xatrac gros
Finnish: Ršyska, Ršyskš
Faroese: Brituterna
French: Sterne caspienne, Sterne tchťgavra
Irish: Geabhrůg Chaispeach
Galician: CarrŠn do Caspio, Xatrac gros
Haitian Creole French: Gwo MÚv bŤk jÚn
Hebrew: כספית, כספית - שחפית ברג, צהובת מקור, שחפית ברג, שחפית ברג/שחפית כספית, שחפית כספית
Croatian: Velika čigra
Hungarian: Lůcsťr
Armenian: [Kaspiakan Tzovatzitzar ], Կասպիական Ծովածիծառ
Indonesian: Daralaut Caspia
Icelandic: RŠnĢerna, Stormsvala
Italian: Sterna maggiore, Uccello delle tempeste
Japanese: oniajisashi, Oni-ajisashi
Japanese: オニアジサシ
Kazakh: Үлкен қарқылдақ
Korean: 붉은부리큰제비갈매기
Latin: Hydroprogne caspia, Hydroprogne tschegrava, Sterna caspia, Sterna caspica, Sterna tschegrava
Lithuanian: Plėťrioji ěuvėdra, Pleörioji ěuvedra, Plėörioji ěuvėdra
Latvian: Lielais zīriņö
Malagasy: Samby, Trobaky, Varevaka
Maori: taranui, Tara-nui
Macedonian: Морска рибарка
Mongolian: Морин хараалай
Malay: Camar Caspian
Maltese: Ċirlewwa Prima
Dutch: Reuzenstern
Norwegian: Rovterne
Polish: Rybitwa krůtkodzioba, rybitwa wielkodzioba
Portuguese: andorinha do mar grande, Andorinha-do-mar-grande, Gaivina-de-bico-vermelho, Gaivina-de-bisco-vermelho
Romansh: Pestgarel caspic
Russian: Chegrava, Крачка чеграва, Чеграва
Slovak: Čegrava vel'kozobŠ, čegrava veľkozobŠ, RybŠr vel'kozobż, RybŠr veľkozobż, rybŠr veľkozobż (čegrava veľkozobŠ)
Slovenian: kaspijska cigra, kaspijska čigra
Albanian: DallŽndyshe deti e madhe
Serbian: Kaspijska čigra, velika cigra, velika čigra, Велика (Касписка) чигра, Велика чигра, Каспиjска чигра
Swedish: Skršntšrna
Swahili: Shakwe Domo-kubwa
Thai: นกนางนวลแกลบแคสเปียน
Turkish: BŁyŁk Sumru, Hazar sumrusu, Hazer Denizi Martısı
Tuvinian: Кызыл хаайлыг суг хараачыгайы
Ukrainian: Каспійський крячок, Крячок каспійський , Чеграва, Чеграва звичайна, Чеграва рибоядна
Vietnamese: Nhŗn caspia, Nhŗn Caxpia
Chinese: [hong-zui ju-ou], [Li Hai yan-ou], 紅嘴巨鷗, 红嘴巨鸥, 裏海燕鷗, 裡海燕鷗
Chinese (Taiwan): [Li Hai yan-ou], 裡海燕鷗v

Sub-species

Hydroprogne caspia
Hydroprogne caspia imperator
 

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