Terns (Sternidae)

Black-fronted Tern (Sterna albostriata) - HBW 3, p. 661

French: Guifette des galets German: Graubauch-Seeschwalbe Spanish: Charrán Fumarel
Other common names: Tara (Maori)

Taxonomy: Hydrochelidon albostriata G. R. Gray, 1845, New Zealand.
Sometimes placed in Chlidonias even as race of C. hybridus, but is a typical Sterna. Species name sometimes misspelt albistriata. Monotypic.

Distribution: New Zealand, breeding in interior South I. Post-breeding visitor to North I, where formerly bred.

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