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Little or Least Tern

Sternula [albifrons or antillarum] (= Sternula albifrons) (Pallas, 1764)




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Classification
Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
   Sternula
Scientific:
  Sternula albifrons


Original description

Citation:
  (Pallas, 1764)

Reference:
  Cat.Ois.[Vroeg]Adumbr. p.6 no.271

Protonym:
  Sterna albifrons

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Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  4C64967043E1DC1E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-4C649670

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4C649670


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 824126

Geographic range:

  • Sternula albifrons albifrons: Europe to w Asia and w Indian Ocean; winters Africa to India
  • Sternula albifrons innominata: Islands in Persian Gulf
  • Sternula albifrons sinensis: resident northern India and Sri Lanka east to southeastern Asia, the Philippines, and northern Australia; also breeds southeastern Siberia and Japan south to southeastern China, wintering to New Guinea and Australia
  • Sternula albifrons placens: E Australia and e Tasmania
  • Sternula albifrons guineae: Ghana to Gabon
  • Sternula antillarum antillarum: E US to Honduras, Caribbean and Guianas; winters to n Brazil
  • Sternula antillarum browni: S California to Baja and w Mexico; winters to Central America
  • Sternula antillarum athalassos: N Great Plains to Louisiana and Texas; winters to n Brazil
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English:
Little or Least Tern
Catalan:
Xatrac menut comú/menut americà
Czech:
rybák malý/nejmenší
Danish:
Dværgterne/Amerikansk Dværgterne
German:
Zwerg-/Antillenseeschwalbe
Spanish:
Charrancito Común/Americano
Spanish (Spain):
Charrancito común/americano
French:
Sterne naine ou Petite Sterne
Hungarian:
Kis/Karib csér
Icelandic:
Dverg-/rindilþerna
Japanese (romaji):
koajisashi/amerikakoajisashi
Japanese:
コアジサシ/アメリカコアジサシ
Dutch:
Dwergstern/Amerikaanse Dwergstern
Norwegian:
dvergterne/amerikadvergterne
Polish:
rybitwa białoczelna/mała
Russian:
Малая/Карликовая крачка
Slovak:
rybár malý/krpatý
Serbian:
Mala čigra/američka mala čigra
Swedish:
småtärna/amerikansk småtärna
Chinese:
白额燕鸥/小白额燕鸥
Chinese (Traditional):
白额燕鸥/小白额燕鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Least Tern ( Sterna albifrons)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Little or Least Tern ( Sternula [albifrons or antillarum])
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Little Tern ( Sternula albifrons)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Little Tern ( Sternula albifrons)
Clements 3rd edition:
Little Tern ( Sterna albifrons) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 1.53:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 1.54:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 1.55:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 2015:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 2016:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 2017:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 2018:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 2019:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)
eBird version 2021:
Little/Least Tern ( Sternula albifrons/antillarum)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Sternula [albifrons, antillarum or saundersi]

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kleinseeswael , Kleinsterretjie
Arabic: الخرشنة الغبراء الصغيرة, الخرشنة الغبراء الصغيرة الجنة
Asturian: Garrochín Nanu, Garrochín nanu/americanu
Azerbaijani: Kiçik sterna
Belarusian: Малая крычка
Bulgarian: Белочела / Американска белочела рибарка, Белочела рибарка, Малка рибарка
Bengali: ছোট পানচিল
Breton: Ar skravig c'hwiton
Catalan: Llambritja menuda, Xatrac d'albufera, Xatrac menut, Xatrac menut comú/menut americà
Catalan (Balears): Llambritja menuda
Valencian: Xatrac d'albufera
Czech: Rybák malý, rybák malý/nejmenší
Welsh: Morwennol fechan, Morwennol lleiaf
Danish: Dværgterne, Dværgterne/Amerikansk Dværgterne
German: Zwerg-/Antillenseeschwalbe, Zwergseeschwalbe
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκό) Νανογλάρονο, Νανογλάρονο
Greek (Cypriot): Γλαρόνι
English: Least Tern, Little or Least Tern, Little Tern, Little/Least Tern
English, HBW: Little/Least Tern
English (IOC): Little/Least Tern
English (United States): Little/Least Tern
Esperanto: Malgranda ŝterno
Spanish: Charrán Menudo, charrán mínimo, Charrancito, Charrancito Común, Charrancito Común/Americano, Gaviota Chiquita, Gaviota golondrina común, Gaviotín golondrina, Golondrina-marina Comun
Spanish (Argentine): Gaviotín golondrina
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gaviota Chiquita
Spanish (Spain): Charrancito Común/Americano
Spanish (HBW): Little/Least Tern
Spanish (Honduras): Gaviota golondrina común
Spanish (Mexico): charrán mínimo, Golondrina-marina Comun
Spanish (Nicaragua): Charrán Menudo
Estonian: Väiketiir
Basque: Txenada txikia, Xatrac menut
Finnish: Pikkutiira
Faroese: Fruntaterna
French: Petite Sterne, Sterne naine, Sterne naine ou Petite Sterne
Irish: Geabhróg Bheag
Guadeloupean Creole French: Petite mauve
Gaelic: Steàirdean, Steàrnag Bheag
Galician: Carrán pequeno, Carranciño pequeno/das Antillas, Xatrac menut
Manx: Gant Beg
Haitian Creole French: Ti Mòv piti
Hebrew: שחפית גמדית, שחפית גמדית/זעירה
Croatian: Mala Cigra, Mala Čigra
Hungarian: Kis csér, Kis/Karib csér
Armenian: [Pokr Jratsitsar ], Փոքր Ջրածիծառ
Indonesian: Burung Dara Laut Kecil, Burung Dara-laut Kecil, Dara laut kecil, Daralaut Kecil
Icelandic: Dverg-/rindilþerna, Dvergþerna
Italian: Fraticello
Japanese (romaji): ko aji-sashi, koajisashi, Ko-ajisashi, ko-aji-sashi, koajisashi/amerikakoajisashi
Japanese: コアジサシ, コアジサシ/アメリカコアジサシ
Japanese (Kanji): 小鯵刺
Georgian: მცირე თევზიყლაპია
Kazakh: Кіші қарқылдақ
Kazakh (Transliteration): kişi qarqıldaq
Korean: 쇠제비갈매기
Korean (Transliteration): soe-jebi-galmaegi
Cornish: Morwennol lyha
Scientific: Sterna albifrons, Sterna antillarum, Sterna minuta, Sterna saundersi, Sternula [albifrons or antillarum], Sternula albifrons, Sternula albifrons albifrons, Sternula albifrons/antillarum, Sternula antillarum, Sternula antillarum antillarum, Sternula saundersi
Luxembourgish: Zwergséischmuewel
Lithuanian: Mažoji žuvedra, Mažoji žuvėdra
Latvian: Mazais zīriņš
Macedonian: Мала вртимушка, Мала чигра
Mongolian: Хурган хараалай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠷᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠬᠠᠷᠢᠶᠠᠯᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠮᠠᠩᠨᠠᠢ ᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠬᠠᠷᠢᠶᠠᠴᠠᠢᠢᠯᠢᠭ ᠴᠠᠬᠣᠯᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Магнай цагаан хараацайлаг цахлай, Цагаан магнайт хараацай цахлай
Mongolian (Transliteration): khurg aŋ kharaalai, magnai tsag aaŋ kharaatsailag tsakhlai, tsag aaŋ magnait kharaatsai tsakhlai
Malay: Burung Camar Kecil, Burung Camar Ketam, Burung Camar Teluk Parsi, Camar Kecil
Maltese: Ċirlewwa Żgħira
Nepali: लघु ङ्घयालङ्घयाले
Dutch: Dwergstern, Dwergstern/Amerikaanse Dwergstern
Norwegian: Dvergterne, dvergterne/amerikadvergterne
Polish: rybitwa bialoczelna, Rybitwa białoczelna, rybitwa białoczelna/mała
Pinyin: bái-é yàn-ōu, xiǎo yàn-ōu
Portuguese: andorinha do mar anã, Andorinha-do-mar-anã, Trinta-reis, Trinta-reis-boreal
Portuguese (Brazil): Trinta-reis, Trinta-reis-boreal, Trinta-réis-miúdo
Portuguese (Portugal): Chilreta/Trinta-réis-miúdo, chilreta-comum/chilreta-americana
Romansh: Pestgarel pitschen
Romanian: Chiră mică
Russian: Крачка малая, Малая крачка, Малая/Карликовая крачка
Scots: Stearnag bheag
Slovak: Rybár bieločelý, Rybár malý, rybár malý/krpatý
Slovenian: mala cigra, Mala čigra
Albanian: Dallëndyshe deti ballëbardhë
Serbian: mala cigra, mala čigra, Mala čigra/američka mala čigra, Mala/američka mala čigra, Мала чигра
Swedish: Småtärna, småtärna/amerikansk småtärna
Swahili: Shakwe Mdogo
Thai: นกนางนวลแกลบเล็ก, นกนางนวลแกลบน้ำเค็ม
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-nuan-klàeep lék, nók naaŋ-nuan-klàeep nám-kʰem
Turkish: Beyaz-alınlı Deniz-kırlangıcı, Küçük sumru, Küçük sumru/Antil sumrusu, Кіші қарқылдақ
Tuvinian: Бичии cуг хараачыгайы
Ukrainian: Крячок малий , Малий крячок
Vietnamese: Chim Nhàn nhỏ, Nhàn nhỏ
Chinese: [bai-e yan-ou], [xiao yan-ou], 小燕鷗, 白額燕鷗, 白额燕鸥, 白额燕鸥/小白额燕鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 白額燕鷗, 白额燕鸥/小白额燕鸥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 小燕鷗
Chinese (Taiwan): [xiao yan-ou], 小燕鷗, 小燕鸥

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