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White Tern
Gygis [alba or microrhyncha] (= Gygis alba) (Sparrman, 1786)
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Gygis

Scientific:
  Gygis alba

Citation:
  (Sparrman, 1786)

Reference:
  Mus.Carls. fasc.1 pl.11

Protonym:
  Sterna alba

Avibase ID:
  05C7074BFEEFB5A9

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176954

Geographic range:

  • Gygis alba alba: Fernando de Noronha, Trinidade, Martin Vas Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena islands
  • Gygis alba leucopes: Henderson I. and Pitcairn I.
  • Gygis alba candida: Seychelles and Mascarene islands and s Pacific to Hawaii, Clipperton and Cocos islands
  • Gygis microrhyncha: Marquesas, Phoenix and Line islands
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Common White-Tern or Little White Tern
Czech:
  nody bělostný
German:
  Feenseeschwalbe
Danish:
  Atlantisk Silketerne
Spanish:
  Charrán blanco común
Finnish:
  keijutiira
French:
  Gygis blanche
Icelandic:
  White Tern
Italian:
  Sterna bianca
Japanese:
  shiroajisashi
Japanese:
  シロアジサシ
Dutch:
  Opaalstern
Norwegian:
  Silketerne
Polish:
  rybitwa biala
Portuguese:
  Grazina
Portuguese (Brazil):
  grazina
Russian:
  Белая крачка
Slovak:
  gygis biely
Swedish:
  fetärna
Chinese:
  白燕鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Fairy Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Fairy Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Fairy Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Fairy Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Common White-Tern or Little White Tern ( Gygis [alba or microrhyncha])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Common White-Tern or Little White Tern ( Gygis [alba or microrhyncha])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Common White-Tern or Little White Tern ( Gygis [alba or microrhyncha])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Common White-Tern or Little White Tern ( Gygis [alba or microrhyncha])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Common White-Tern or Little White Tern ( Gygis [alba or microrhyncha])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Common White-Tern or Little White Tern ( Gygis [alba or microrhyncha])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Gygis blanche ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Atoll Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Atoll Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Angel Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Angel Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Angel Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.01:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Gygis alba [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Gygis alba [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Gygis alba [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Gygis alba [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Gygis alba [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Xatrac blanc comú
Czech: Nody belostný, nody bělostný
Danish: Atlantisk Silketerne
German: Feenseeschwalbe
Maldivian: Dondheeni
English: Angel Tern, Atoll Tern, Common White Tern, Common White-Tern, Common White-Tern or Little White Tern, Fairy Tern, White noddy, White Tern, White-Tern
Spanish: Charrán Blanco, Charrán blanco común, Gaviotín albo, Gaviotín Níveo, golondrina-boba blanca
Spanish (Chile): Gaviotín albo
Spanish (Colombia): Gaviotín Níveo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Charrán Blanco
Spanish (Mexico): golondrina-boba blanca
Spanish (Peru): Gaviotín Blanco
Estonian: haldjastiir
Finnish: Keijutiira
French: Gygis blanche, Gygis blanche ou G. à bec fin
Hawaiian: Manu-o-ku, Manu-o-Kū
Hungarian: tündércsér
Indonesian: Burung Dara Laut Putih, Burung Dara-laut Putih, Camar putih mata cincin, Daralaut Putih, Dara-laut putih
Italian: Sterna bianca
Japanese: shiro aji-sashi, shiroajisashi, Shiro-ajisashi
Japanese: シロアジサシ
Japanese (Kanji): 白鯵刺
Latin: Gygis [alba or microrhyncha], Gygis alba
Lithuanian: Baltoji fėja
Latvian: baltais zīriņš
Malay: Burung Camar Putih
Dutch: Opaalstern, Witte Stern
Norwegian: Silketerne
Polish: atolówka, rybitwa biala, rybitwa biała
Pinyin: bái xuán-ōu, bái yàn-ōu
Portuguese: Grazina, trinta-réis-branco
Portuguese (Brazil): grazina, trinta-réis-branco
Russian: Белая крачка
Slovak: gygis biely
Swedish: Fetärna
Tahitian: itata'e
Vietnamese: Chim Nhàn trắng, Nhàn trắng
Chinese: 白燕鸥, 白玄鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 白燕鷗, 白玄鷗

 

         

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