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Least tern (Sterna antillarum)

January 1, 1997

This species account discusses: distinguishing characteristics, distribution, systematics, migration, habitat, food habits, vocalizations, behavior (locomotion, maintenance, agonistic, sexual, social, interspecific), breeding (phenology, nest site, nest, eggs, incubation, development of the young, parental care), demography and populations (life span, mortality, dispersal and philopatry, population status), conservation and management, plumages and molt, and measurements. There is also a bibliography which lists key references for additional information. (DBO)

Publication Year 1997
Title Least tern (Sterna antillarum)
Authors B.C. Thompson, J.J. Jackson, J. Burger, L.A. Hill, E.M. Kirsch, J.L. Atwood
Publication Type Book
Index ID 94809
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center