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West African Crested Tern

Thalasseus albididorsalis (Hartert, EJO 1921)

The West African crested tern is a bird species in the family Laridae. Until 2020 it was considered a subspecies of the New World royal tern, Thalasseus maximus. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
   Thalasseus
Scientific:
  Thalasseus albididorsalis


Original description

Citation:
  (Hartert, EJO 1921)

Reference:
   Vög. paläarkt. Fauna 2 p.1698

Protonym:
  Sterna maxima albididorsalis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14032253


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CF8461BFDAE5E751

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CF8461BF

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CF8461BF


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 825124

Geographic range:

  • Thalasseus albididorsalis: Coastal Mauritania to Guinea; winters to Namibia
English:
West African Crested Tern
Czech:
rybák západoafrický
Danish:
Vestafrikansk Kongeterne
German:
Guineaseeschwalbe
Spanish:
Charrán Real Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Charrán real africano
French:
Sterne d'Afrique
Italian:
Sterna reale africana
Japanese:
アフリカオオアジサシ
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Koningsstern
Norwegian:
kongeterne (albididorsalis)
Polish:
rybitwa jasnogrzbieta
Portuguese:
Garajau-real
Slovak:
rybár kráľovský
Serbian:
Afrička ćubasta čigra
Swedish:
guineatärna
Ukrainian:
Крячок (королівський) африканський
Chinese:
西非凤头燕鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Royal Tern (African) ( Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Thalasseus maximus albidorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Sterna maxima albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
West African Crested Tern ( Thalasseus albididorsalis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Thalasseus [maximus or albididorsalis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Koningsterretjie, Wes-Afrikasterretjie
Asturian: Garrochín real (africanu)
Bulgarian: Кралска рибарка (ssp. albididorsalis)
Catalan: Xatrac reial, Xatrac reial bec-roig (africà)
Czech: rybák královský (ssp. albididorsalis), rybák západoafrický
Welsh: Môr-wennol fawr Affrica
Danish: Vestafrikansk Kongeterne
German: Afrikanische Königsseeschwalbe, Guineaseeschwalbe, Königsseeschwalbe (albididorsalis), Königsseeschwalbe-albididorsalis
Greek: Αφρικανικό Διπλογλάρονο, Διπλογλάρονο (albididorsalis)
English: Royal Tern (African), West African Crested Tern, West African Royal Tern
English, HBW: Royal Tern (African)
English (IOC): Royal Tern (African), West African Crested Tern
English (United States): Royal Tern (African), West African Crested Tern
Esperanto: Afrika reĝa ŝterno
Spanish: Charrán real, Charrán Real (africano), Charrán Real (albididorsalis), Charrán Real Africano
Spanish (Chile): Gaviotín real (albididorsalis)
Spanish (Costa Rica): Pagaza Real (albididorsalis)
Spanish (Ecuador): Gaviotín Real (albididorsalis)
Spanish (Spain): Charrán real (africano), Charrán Real (albididorsalis), Charrán real africano
Spanish (HBW): Royal Tern (African)
Spanish (Mexico): Charrán Real (albididorsalis)
Spanish (Panama): Gaviotín Real (albididorsalis)
Spanish (Peru): Gaviotín Real (albididorsalis)
Spanish (Paraguay): Gaviotín real (albididorsalis)
Spanish (Uruguay): Gaviotín Real (Subesp. albididorsalis)
Basque: Txenada handia (albididorsalis)
Finnish: kuningastiira (albididorsalis)
French: Sterne d'Afrique, Sterne royal d'Afrique, Sterne royale (Afrique), Sterne royale (albididorsalis), Sterne royale (forme d'Afrique)
Frisian: Afrikaanske keningstirns
Galician: Carrán real (albididorsalis), Carrán real africano
Hebrew: שחפית מערב אפריקנית
Hungarian: Királycsér (Afrikai)
Icelandic: Rosaþerna (albididorsalis)
Italian: Sterna reale africana
Japanese (romaji): amerikaooajisashi (albididorsalis)
Japanese: アフリカオオアジサシ, アメリカオオアジサシ (albididorsalis)
Scientific: Sterna maxima albididorsalis, Thalasseus albididorsalis, Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis, Thalasseus maximus albidorsalis
Lithuanian: Afrikinė karališkoji žuvėdra, Karališkoji žuvėdra (albididorsalis)
Dutch: Afrikaanse Koningsstern, Koningsstern (Afrikaans)
Norwegian: kongeterne (albididorsalis)
Polish: rybitwa jasnogrzbieta, rybitwa królewska (albididorsalis)
Portuguese: Garajau-real
Portuguese (Brazil): trinta-réis-real (albididorsalis)
Portuguese (Portugal): Garajau-real (albididorsalis), garajau-real-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Pestgarel roial
Russian: Западноафриканская королевская крачка, Королевская крачка (albididorsalis)
Slovak: rybár kráľovský, rybár kráľovský (skup.)
Serbian: Afrička ćubasta čigra, Kraljevska čigra (albididorsalis)
Swedish: guineatärna, kungstärna (albididorsalis)
Turkish: Batı Afrika Sumrusu, Kral Sumru (albididorsalis)
Ukrainian: Крячок (королівський) африканський
Chinese: 西非凤头燕鸥

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