Aleutian Tern

Onychoprion aleuticus (Baird, 1869) ALETE 6170
Family: Charadriiformes > Laridae

Aleutian Tern is a Pacific species that breeds in eastern Siberia and North America, and which is an extremely rare visitor. An individual visited the Farne Islands, Northumberland, in 1979.


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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Aleutian Tern, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: xatrac de les illes Aleutianes
Czech: rybák aleutský
Danish: Beringsterne
Dutch: Aleoetenstern
Estonian: viletiir
Finnish: aleuttientiira
French: Sterne des Aléoutiennes
German: Aleutenseeschwalbe
Hungarian: Bering-tengeri csér
Icelandic: Hrímþerna
Italian: Sterna aleutina
Latvian: Aleutu zirinš
Lithuanian: aleutine žuvedra
Norwegian: Beringterne
Polish: rybitwa aleucka
Portuguese: gaivina-das-aleutas
Slovak: rybár aleutský
Slovenian: aleutska cigra
Spanish: Charrán aleutiano
Swedish: beringtärna

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