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Elegant Tern

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Thalasseus elegans Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Sternidae Family
 39 to 43 cm . (Wingspan 76 - 81 cm) Length
Tundra, sand banks, Rocky offshore islands, cliffs, coastal waters, marshes, lakes, open ocean. Breeds on Pacific coast of Central America & North America Bahamas, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica:- Cosos Island,, Ecuador:- Galapagos Rare/Accidental, Santa Cruz Island Rare/Accidental, El Salvador, England Rare/Accidental France, Rare/Accidental, French Guiana, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland Rare/Accidental, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Republic of Ireland Rare/Accidental, Spain Rare/Accidental United Kingdom, Rare/Accidental. USA Habitat
Altitude
Range
1-2 Pinkish eggs, incubation by both parents 20-21 days, fledging 21 days. Breed in tightly packed colonies to deter predators. Clutch
Fish, which it catches plunge diving. Food  
  Habits
3244 - TSN: 176931 - Sub-species World Number
Near Threatened Status

 Elegant Tern Daniel González Amat Desembocadura del Rio Maipo, Quinta Región Chile XC12877 Flight call

AKA:- Catalan: Xatrac elegant
Czech: Rybák západní
Danish: Aztekerterne
German: Schmuckseeschwalbe
English: Elegant Tern
Spanish: Charrán Elegante, Gaviota golondrina elegante, Gaviotín elegante, Golondrina-marina Elegante, Pagaza elegante
Spanish (Chile): Gaviotín elegante
Spanish (Colombia): Gaviotín Elegante
Spanish (Costa Rica): Pagaza elegante
Spanish (Honduras): Gaviota golondrina elegante
Spanish (Mexico): charrán elegante, Golondrina-marina Elegante
Spanish (Nicaragua): Pagaza Elegante
Estonian: kalifornia tiir
Basque: Xatrac elegant
Finnish: Kaunotiira
French: Sterne ŕ bec jaune, Sterne élégante
Irish: Geabhróg Ghalánta
Galician: Carrán elegante, Xatrac elegant
Icelandic: Skrautţerna
Italian: Sterna elegante
Japanese: yuugaajisashi
Japanese: ユウガアジサシ
Latin: Sterna elegans, Thalasseus elegans
Lithuanian: Grakéčioji žuvėdra
Dutch: Californische Kuifstern, Sierlijke Stern
Norwegian: Langnebbterne
Polish: rybitwa kalifornijska
Russian: Элегантая крачка
Slovak: rybár pôvabný
Slovenian: prelestna čigra
Swedish: Aztektärna
Turkish: Kaliforniya Sumru, Kaliforniya sumrusu
Chinese: 丽色凤头燕鸥

Sub-species

Thalasseus elegans
Thalasseus elegans ichla

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