Yellow-billed tern

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Yellow-billed tern
Yellow-billed tern Sternula superciliaris.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Sternula
Species: S. superciliaris
Binomial name
Sternula superciliaris
(Vieillot, 1819)

Sterna superciliaris


The yellow-billed tern (Sternula superciliaris) is a species of tern in the family Laridae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are rivers, swamps, and freshwater lakes.


It has a yellow beak and feet, grey wings and a black cap except a fairly long grey brow.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Sternula superciliaris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22694679A93462603. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22694679A93462603.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.