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Saunders's Tern
Sternula saundersi Hume, 1877
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Sternula

Scientific:
  Sternula saundersi

Citation:
  Hume, 1877

Reference:
  Str.Feath. 5 p.324,note,325

Protonym:
  Sterna Saundersi

Avibase ID:
  4B21F4D8DBD4F42D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4B21F4D8

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824131

Geographic range:

  • Sternula saundersi: Red Sea to India and Sri Lanka; winters to Malay Peninsula
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Saunders's Tern
Czech:
  rybák arabský
German:
  Orientseeschwalbe
Danish:
  Persisk Dværgterne
Spanish:
  Charrancito de Saunders
Finnish:
  arabianpikkutiira
French:
  Sterne de Saunders
Icelandic:
  Stúfþerna
Italian:
  Fraticello di Saunders
Japanese:
  arabiakoajisashi
Japanese:
  アラビアコアジサシ
Dutch:
  Saunders' Dwergstern
Norwegian:
  Araberdvergterne
Polish:
  rybitwa malutka
Portuguese:
  Chilreta de Saunders
Russian:
  Мекранская крачка
Slovak:
  rybár hnedonohý
Swedish:
  Saunders småtärna
Chinese:
  桑氏白额燕鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Saunder's Tern ( Sternula saundersi)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Sterne de Saunders ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Sterne de Saunders ( Sterna saundersii) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Saunders' Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Saunders' Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Saunders' Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Black-shafted Tern ( Sterna saundersii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Black-shafted Tern ( Sterna saundersii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sternula saundersi) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Chinese Little Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi)
James Lee Peters (original):
    Sterna albifrons saundersi [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Sterna albifrons saundersi [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Saunders's Tern ( Sterna saundersi) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sternula saundersi [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sternula saundersi [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Sternula [albifrons, antillarum or saundersi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Saunderssterretjie
Arabic: الخرشنة الصغيرة
Catalan: Xatrac menut de Saunders
Czech: Rybák arabský
Danish: Persisk Dværgterne
German: Orientseeschwalbe
Maldivian: Bondhu Dhooni
English: Black Shafted Tern, Black-shafted Little Tern, Black-shafted Tern, Chinese Little Tern, Mekran Coast Little Tern, Saunder's little tern, Saunder's Tern, Saunders' Tern, Saunders's Little Tern, Saunders's Tern
English (Kenya): Saunders's Tern
Spanish: Charrancito de Saunders, Gaviotín de Tallos Negros
Spanish (Spain): Charrancito de Saunders
Estonian: araabia väiketiir
Persian: پرستودریایی ساندرز , پرستودریایی ساندرز (خلیج فارس)
Finnish: Arabianmerentiira, arabianpikkutiira
French: Sterne de Saunders
Hebrew: שחפית אפורת-זנב, שחפית סאונדרס, שחפית סוונדרס
Hungarian: Ádeni törpecsér, jemeni törpecsér
Icelandic: Stúfþerna
Italian: Fraticello di Saunders, Sterna di Saunders
Japanese: arabiakoajisashi
Japanese: アラビアコアジサシ
Latin: Sterna albifrons saundersi, Sterna saundersi, Sterna saundersii, Sternula saundersi
Lithuanian: Rytinė žuvėdra, Saunderso žuvėdra
Latvian: Saundersa zīriņš
Dutch: Saunder-dwergstern, Saunders Dwergstern, Saunders' Dwergstern
Norwegian: Araberdvergterne
Polish: rybitwa malutka
Portuguese: Chilreta de Saunders, chilreta-de-saunders
Russian: Крачка малая, Мекранская крачка
Sindhi: د شَٕ ىً اٍي يي بٕوي )هڄيع ٵب (ٍٓ
Slovak: rybár hnedonohý
Slovenian: temnonoga mala čigra
Swedish: Persisk småtärna, Saunders småtärna
Swahili: Shakwe wa Saunders
Turkish: Hint küçük sumrusu
Chinese: 桑氏白额燕鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 桑德氏小燕鷗

 

         

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