Black TernChlidonias niger
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Laridae
A small dark, graceful tern of freshwater marshes, the Black Tern eats insects as well as fish.More ID Info
- Charrán Negro (Spanish)
- Guifette noire (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Black Tern is very social. It breeds in loose colonies and usually forages, roosts,and migrates in flocks of a few to more than 100 birds, occasionally up to tens of thousands.
- The oldest recorded Black Tern was at least 11 years, 3 months old. It had been banded in Wisconsin and was found in Louisiana.