Bridled Tern

Sterna anaethetus (Scopoli, 1786)

Summary

Pelagic species with a very large population (actual number in the order of one million individuals) and with an extremely large distribution area.
Species mainly migratory or dispersive, nesting in tropical and subtropical shores of the Atlantic, Indian and Western Pacific, especially on sandy or gravel beaches with vegetation and wintering at sea in the Atlantic, Indian and Western Pacific oceans.
The evolution trend of the global population is unknown.

Global conservation status

Least concern (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Bridled Tern

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests in tropical and subtropical shores of the Atlantic (islands of Gulf of Guinea, west coast of Central Africa, Caribbean and in the coasts of Central America), Indian (Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Mauritius, Seychelles and Maldives) and Western Pacific oceans (Southeast Asia , Melanesia and Australia), mainly on sandy or gravel beaches with vegetation. Winters on the high seas in the Atlantic, Indian and Western Pacific oceans.

Feed

It feeds mostly on fish, squid and crustaceans.

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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