Snowy-crowned tern

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Snowy-crowned tern
Sterna trudeaui -Bojuru, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil -adult feeding juvenile-8.jpg
Adult feeding a juvenile in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Sterna
Species: S. trudeaui
Binomial name
Sterna trudeaui
Audubon, 1838

The snowy-crowned tern or Trudeau's tern (Sterna trudeaui) is a species of tern in the Sternidae family. It is found in Argentina, south-east Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It has occurred as a vagrant in the Falkland Islands. Its natural habitats are swamps, shallow seas, and intertidal marshes.