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Arctic Tern

Sterne arctique

Sterna paradisaea

Birds of North America
  • Arctic Tern
  • Arctic Tern
  • Arctic Tern
  • Arctic Tern
  • Arctic Tern
  • Arctic Tern

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Arctic Tern

B L W W W Family Latin Name
12" 30.5cm 31" 78.7cm 4oz. 113.4g Laridae Sterna paradisaea

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Arctic Tern range

Distribution: The Arctic Tern has long wings and tail feathers and noticeably short legs. This tern has the longest migration route in the world. Flying from Antarctica to the arctic every spring and returning to Antarctica every fall. It can be seen in the spring and summer months from Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador coastlines, as well as northern Quebec. It is also seen along the shores of Hudson Bay, throughout all the northern territories, all of Alaska and on the arctic islands. It is seen as a migrant in Cuba.

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