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Forster's Tern

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Sterna forsteri  Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Sternidae Family
33–36 cm. (Wingspan 64–70 cm) Length
Sand banks, Rocky offshore islands, cliffs, coastal waters, marshes, lakes, rivers. Up to 2,500 m. Breeds Canada & USA. Resident along East coast, winters west coast. Winters Central America, Bermuda, Caribbean, Rare vagrant to Western Europe. Habitat
 eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Fish, squid. Food  
3257 - TSN: 176887 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

If you have sound recording of the Sternidae please send it to xeno-canto. 


Catalan: Xatrac de Forster, Xatrac de Foster
Czech: Rybák Forsteruv, rybák Forsterův
Welsh: Morwennol Forster
Danish: Prćrieterne
German: Forsterseeschwalbe, Forster-Seeschwalbe, Sumpfseeschwalbe, Sumpf-Seeschwalbe
English: Forster's Tern
Spanish: Carrán de Forster, Charrán Cejinegro, Charrán de Forster, Gaviota de Forster, Gaviota golondrina de Forster, Gaviotín de Alas Blancas, Golondrina del Mar, Golondrina-marina de Forster
Spanish (Costa Rica): Charrán de Forster
Spanish (Cuba): Gaviota de Forster
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Charrán de Forster, Gaviota de Forster, Golondrina del Mar
Spanish (Honduras): Gaviota golondrina de Forster
Spanish (Mexico): charrán de Forster, Golondrina-marina de Forster
Spanish (Nicaragua): Charrán Cejinegro
Estonian: sootiir
Basque: Xatrac de Forster
Finnish: Hopeatiira
Faroese: Floghvít terna
French: Sterne de Forster
Irish: Geabhróg Forster
Galician: Carrán de Forster, Xatrac de Forster
Haitian Creole French: Mňv ke fann
Hebrew: שחפית פורסטר
Icelandic: Tálţerna
Italian: Sterna di Forster
Japanese: merikenajisashi, meriken'ajisashi
Japanese: メリケンアジサシ
Latin: Sterna forsteri
Lithuanian: Forsterio žuvėdra
Dutch: Forsters Stern, Forster-stern
Norwegian: Prćrieterne
Polish: rybitwa czarnoucha
Portuguese: Gaivina de Forster, Garajau de Forster, Trinta-réia-de-forster, Trinta-réis-de-forster, Trinta-réis-de-foster
Russian: Крачка Форстера
Slovak: rybár mociarny, rybár močiarny, Rybár močiarný
Slovenian: ameriška rečna čigra
Swedish: Kärrtärna
Turkish: Maskeli Sumru
Chinese: 弗氏燕鸥

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