Least Tern

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Least Tern

Sternula antillarum
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae
Basic Description

The smallest of American terns, the Least Tern is found nesting on sandy beaches along the southern coasts of the United States and up the major river systems far into the interior of the continent.

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Other Names
  • Charrancito Americano (Spanish)
  • Petite Sterne (French)
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