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Arctic Tern
Sterna paradisaea
species of Sternidae

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feather number longest
primary 10 per wing 216.5 - 232.0mm n=9
P10 (100%)
secondary 19 per wing 80.0 - 85.5mm n=8
S13 (50%) S14 (25%) S12 (13%) S11 (13%)
retrix 12
163.5 - 199.5mm n=9
R6 (100%)
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country allocations

native

Angola · Antarctica · Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Benin · Bermuda · Bolivia, Plurinational State of · Brazil · British Indian Ocean Territory · Cabo Verde · Cameroon · Canada · Chile · Colombia · Congo · Costa Rica · Côte d'Ivoire · Cuba · Denmark · Ecuador · Equatorial Guinea · Estonia · Falkland Islands (Malvinas) · Faroe Islands · Finland · France · Gabon · Gambia · Germany · Ghana · Greece · Greenland · Guinea · Guinea-Bissau · Iceland · Ireland · Japan · Latvia · Liberia · Lithuania · Mauritania · Mexico · Morocco · Namibia · Netherlands · New Zealand · Nigeria · Norway · Paraguay · Peru · Poland · Portugal · Puerto Rico · Russian Federation · Saint Pierre and Miquelon · Sierra Leone · Somalia · South Africa · South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands · Spain · Svalbard and Jan Mayen · Sweden · Togo · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland · United States of America ·

present - origin uncertain

Bouvet Island · Guatemala · Heard Island and McDonald Islands ·

vagrant

Algeria · Belarus · Bulgaria · Central African Republic · Congo, The Democratic Republic of the · Croatia · Cyprus · Czechia · Egypt · French Southern Territories · Gibraltar · Guadeloupe · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Israel · Italy · Jordan · Kuwait · Lesotho · Libya · Luxembourg · Marshall Islands · Montenegro · Mozambique · Oman · Panama · Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha · Senegal · Serbia · Slovakia · Sudan · Switzerland · Türkiye · Ukraine · United Arab Emirates · Uruguay · Virgin Islands, U.S. ·

Waders, gulls and auks

distribution

conservation status

  • CITES
    not listed
  • Regulation (EG) Nr. 865/2006
    not listed
  • German Federal Nature Conservation Act §44
    strictly protected