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Antarctic Tern
Sterna vittata Gmelin, JF, 1789
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Sterna

Scientific:
  Sterna vittata

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.609

Protonym:
  Sterna vittata

Avibase ID:
  E9C409B5919B2136

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E9C409B5

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176920

Geographic range:

  • Sterna vittata vittata: Prince Edward, Marion, Crozet and Kerguelen islands
  • Sterna vittata [tristanensis or sanctipauli]: Tristan da Cunha, Gough I.; Amsterdam I. and (?) St. Paul I.
  • Sterna vittata georgiae: South Georgia I.; possibly S Orkney and S Sandwich islands
  • Sterna vittata gaini: South Shetland Islands
  • Sterna vittata bethunei (bethunei): Stewart, Snares, Auckland, Bounty, Antipodes, Campbell is.
  • Sterna vittata bethunei (macquariensis): Macquarie I.
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Antarctic Tern
Czech:
  rybák jižní
German:
  Antarktikseeschwalbe
Danish:
  Sydhavsterne
Spanish:
  Charrán Antártico
Finnish:
  eteläntiira
French:
  Sterne couronnée
Italian:
  Sterna antartica
Japanese:
  nankyokuajisashi
Japanese:
  ナンキョクアジサシ
Dutch:
  Zuidpoolstern
Norwegian:
  Sørhavsterne
Polish:
  rybitwa antarktyczna
Portuguese:
  Trinta-réis-antartico
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Trinta-réis-antártico
Russian:
  Антарктическая крачка
Slovak:
  rybár rajský
Swedish:
  antarktistärna
Chinese:
  南极燕鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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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):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Sterne couronnée ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Sterne couronnée ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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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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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
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):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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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 1.6:
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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 2.9:
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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 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Sterna vittata [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Sterna vittata [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Sterna vittata [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
   Antarctic Tern ( Sterna vittata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sterna vittata [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sterna vittata [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Grysborsseeswael , Grysborsseeswael (Grysborssterretjie), Grysborssterretjie
Catalan: Xatrac antàrtic
Czech: Rybák jižní
Danish: Sydhavsterne
German: Antarktik Seeschwalbe, Antarktikseeschwalbe, Antipodenseeschwalbe, Antipoden-Seeschwalbe, Gabelschwanz-Seeschwalbe
English: Antarctic Tern, Swallow-tailed Tern, Wreathed Tern
Spanish: Charrán antártico, Gaviotín, Gaviotín antártico, Gaviotín Antártico de Georgia del Sur, Gaviotín Antártico de Shetland del Sur
Spanish (Argentine): Charrán antártico, Gaviotín, Gaviotín antártico
Spanish (Chile): Charrán antártico, Gaviotín, Gaviotín antártico
Spanish (Spain): Charrán Antártico
Spanish (Uruguay): Charrán antártico, Gaviotín, Gaviotín antártico, Gaviotín Antártico de Georgia del Sur, Gaviotín Antártico de Shetland del Sur
Estonian: lõunatiir
Finnish: Eteläntiira
French: Sterne couronnée, Sterne subantarctique
Hungarian: antarktiszi csér
Italian: Sterna antartica
Japanese: nankyokuajisashi
Japanese: ナンキョクアジサシ
Latin: Sterna antistropha, Sterna vittata, Sterna vittata vittata
Lithuanian: Antarktinė žuvėdra
Dutch: Antarctische Stern, Zuidpoolstern
Norwegian: Sørhavsterne
Polish: rybitwa antarktyczna
Portuguese: Gaivina artica, Gaivina-antárctica, Trinta-réis-antartico, trinta-réis-antártico
Portuguese (Brazil): trinta-reis-antartico, Trinta-réis-antártico
Portuguese (Portugal): Trinta-reis-antárctico
Russian: Антарктическая крачка
Slovak: Rybár rajský
Serbian: Antarktička čigra
Swedish: Antarktistärna
Chinese: 南极燕鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 南極燕鷗

 

         

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