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Little White Tern
Gygis microrhyncha Saunders, H, 1876
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Gygis

Scientific:
  Gygis microrhyncha

Citation:
  Saunders, H, 1876

Reference:
  PZS Pt3 p.668 fig.5

Protonym:
  Gygis microrhyncha

Avibase ID:
  850AB2F16CE72DB3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/850AB2F1

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824735

Geographic range:

  • Gygis microrhyncha: Marquesas, Phoenix and Line islands
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Little White Tern
German:
  Elfenseeschwalbe
Danish:
  Lille Silketerne
Spanish:
  Charrán blanco picofino
Finnish:
  hentokeijutiira
French:
  Gygis à bec fin
Italian:
  Sterna bianca minore
Japanese:
  koshiroajisashi
Japanese:
  コシロアジサシ
Polish:
  rybitwa tropikalna
Slovak:
  gygis tenkozobý


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Gygis à bec fin ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Little White-Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
eBird version 1.52:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
eBird version 1.53:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
eBird version 1.54:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
eBird version 1.55:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
eBird version 2015:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
eBird version 2016:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
eBird version 2017:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
eBird version 2018:
   White Tern (Little) ( Gygis alba microrhyncha)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Little Fairy Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
   Little White Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Little White-Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Little White-Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Little White-Tern ( Gygis microrhyncha) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Gygis alba microrhyncha [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Gygis [alba or microrhyncha] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Xatrac blanc becfí
Danish: Lille Silketerne
German: Elfenseeschwalbe, Feenseeschwalbe
English: Little Fairy Tern, Little White Tern, Little White-Tern, Marquesan White Tern, White Tern (Little)
English (IOC): White Tern (Little)
Spanish: Charrán blanco picofino
Spanish (Costa Rica): Charrán Blanco (microrhyncha)
Spanish (Ecuador): Gaviotín Albo (microrhyncha)
Spanish (Spain): Charrán blanco (microrhyncha)
Spanish (HBW): White Tern (Little)
Spanish (Panama): Gaviotín Blanco (microrhyncha)
Estonian: markiisaarte haldjastiir
Finnish: Hentokeijutiira
French: Gygis à bec fin, Gygis blanche (à bec fin), Gygis blanche (microrhyncha), Gygis naine
Icelandic: Bjartþerna (microrhyncha)
Italian: Sterna bianca minore
Japanese: koshiroajisashi, shiroajisashi (microrhyncha)
Japanese: コシロアジサシ, シロアジサシ (microrhyncha)
Latin: Gygis alba microrhyncha, Gygis microrhyncha
Dutch: Kleine Opaalstern, Opaalstern (microhyncha)
Norwegian: silketerne (microrhyncha)
Polish: rybitwa tropikalna
Portuguese (Brazil): grazina (microrhyncha)
Slovak: gygis tenkozobý
Serbian: Bela čigra (microrhyncha)
Swedish: fetärna (microrhyncha)
Turkish: Sütbeyaz Sumru (microrhyncha)

 

         

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