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Forster's Tern
Sterna forsteri Nuttall, 1834
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Sterna

Scientific:
  Sterna forsteri

Citation:
  Nuttall, 1834

Reference:
  Man.Orn.U.S.Can.ed.1 2 p.274

Protonym:
  Sterna Forsteri

Avibase ID:
  D13B91229B2F157E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176887

Geographic range:

  • Sterna forsteri: N America; winters s US to Costa Rica and Greater Antilles
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Forster's Tern
Czech:
  rybák Forsterův
German:
  Forsterseeschwalbe
Danish:
  Prærie-terne
Spanish:
  Charrán de Forster
Finnish:
  hopeatiira
French:
  Sterne de Forster
Icelandic:
  Tálþerna
Italian:
  Sterna di Forster
Japanese:
  meriken'ajisashi
Japanese:
  メリケンアジサシ
Dutch:
  Forsters Stern
Norwegian:
  Prærieterne
Polish:
  rybitwa czarnoucha
Portuguese:
  Gaivina de Forster
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Forster's Tern
Russian:
  Крачка Форстера
Slovak:
  rybár močiarný
Swedish:
  kärrtärna
Chinese:
  弗氏燕鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Sterne de Forster ( Sterna forsteri)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Sterne de Forster ( Sterna forsteri)
Clements 1st edition:
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Clements 4th edition:
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.01:
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.02:
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
James Lee Peters:
    Sterna forsteri
James Lee Peters (original):
    Sterna forsteri
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Sterna forsteri
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Forster's Tern ( Sterna forsteri)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sterna forsteri
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sterna forsteri

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Xatrac de Forster, Xatrac de Foster
Czech: Rybák Forsteruv, rybák Forsterův
Welsh: Morwennol Forster
Danish: Prærieterne, Prærie-terne
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: Mòv ke fann
Hebrew: שחפית פורסטר
Hungarian: tavi csér
Icelandic: Tálþerna
Italian: Sterna di Forster
Japanese: merikenajisashi, meriken'ajisashi
Japanese: メリケンアジサシ
Latin: Sterna forsteri
Lithuanian: Forsterio žuvėdra
Latvian: Forstera zīriņš
Dutch: Forsters Stern, Forster-stern
Norwegian: Prærieterne
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 močiarny, Rybár močiarný
Slovenian: ameriška rečna čigra
Swedish: Kärrtärna
Turkish: Maskeli Sumru
Chinese: 弗氏燕鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 加拿大燕鷗

 

         

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