- Geothlypis trichas
- Warblers & Whatnots
The Common Tern breeds in temperate and sub-arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in the subtropical and tropical oceans.
In winter, the forehead and underparts of the Common Tern are white. They breed in colonies on coasts and islands and often inland on suitable freshwater lakes. Like all Sterna terns, the Common Tern feeds by plunge-diving for fish, from either the sea or freshwater lakes and large rivers.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 20 July 2007|
|Scientific Name||Sterna hirundo|
|Birdorable Family||Terns & Gulls|
(as of 28 March 2017)
13 to 14 inches
27 to 31 inches
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East) Arctic Australia and New Zealand Oceania|