Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Laridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult, Alternate | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil
Age: Adult, Basic| Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil
Age: Adult, Alternate | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Lima
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil
Status: The South American Tern is an uncommon resident in the southern half of Peru. It disperses further north during the non-breeding season. It also occurs in Ec, Br, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Gaviotín Sudamericano.
Sub-species: South American Tern (Sterna hirundinacea), Lesson 1831.
Meaning of Name: Sterna: En. Stearn or starn= specific English name for a tern. hirundinacea: L. like a swallow.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.