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Aleutian Tern

Sterne des Aléoutiennes

Onychoprion aleuticus


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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Aleutian Tern

B L W W W Family Latin Name
12" 30.5cm 29" 73.7cm 4 oz 113.4g Laridae Onychoprion aleuticus

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Aleutian Tern

Distribution: The Aleutian Tern makes its habitat in the extreme northern regions. It is seen along the coast of southeast Alaska, westward out to the most western islands of the Aleutian Islands chain. Found along the western coast of Alaska except the far northern regions. It is also seen on the St. Lawrence and the Pribilof Islands in the north Bering Sea and Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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