Sternula

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Sternula
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Little tern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Sternula
F. Boie, 1822
Species

7, see text

Sternula is a genus of small white terns. It is often subsumed into the larger genus Sterna, although the most recent changes to the AOU checklist considers it a separate genus. Listed alphabetically.[1]

Saunders’s and least terns were both formerly considered to be subspecies of little tern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shorebirds & allies, IOC World Bird List, ver.3.2.
  • Olsen and Larsson, Terns of Europe and North America ISBN 0-7136-4056-1
  • Banks et al. 2007. Forty-eighth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Checklist of North American Birds. The Auk 124(1): 1109-1115. (AOU Checklist)