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Common Tern

Sterne pierregarin

Sterna hirundo

Birds of North America
  • Common Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Common Tern

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Common Tern

B L W W W Family Latin Name
12" 30.1cm 30" 76.2cm 4.2 oz 119g Laridae Sterna hirundo

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Common Tern range

The Common Tern, as the name suggests, is the most common tern found in North America. It nests mostly in Canada and spends its winter months in the southern hemisphere. Depending on the time of the year, it can be confused with the Arctic Tern and the Roseate Tern. It has been seen as a vagrant in Cuba.

Birds of Cuba