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The river tern (Sterna aurantia) belongs to the family Laridae under the order Charadriiformes.

River tern taxonomy

The family Laridae was first described by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840), a zoologist, botanist, writer and polyglot, in the year 1815. The family Laridae comprises nearly 100 species arranged in 22 genera, including the genus Sterna.

The genus Sterna was first introduced by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758. The genus Sterna comprises thirteen species, including Sterna aurantia.

After a molecular phylogenetic study by Baker and colleagues published in 2007, Laridae was expanded to include the genera that had previously been in Sternidae and Rynchopidae.

The species Sterna aurantia is monotypic and was first described by John Edward Gray, FRS (12 February 1800 – 7 March 1875), a British zoologist, in the year 1831.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Sterna aurantia
Species:S. aurantia
River tern - Sterna aurantia
1.River tern - Sterna aurantia 340
Image by Davidvraju

Sterna aurantia
2.River tern - Sterna aurantia
Image by N A Nazeer

Sterna aurantia
3.River tern - Sterna aurantia
Image by Charlesjsharp

Sterna aurantia
4.River tern - Sterna aurantia
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Sterna aurantia
5.River tern - Sterna aurantia
Image by Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi

Sterna aurantia
6.River tern - Sterna aurantia
Image by Srikanth Vk

Sterna aurantia
7.Sterna aurantia
Image by Sandeep Somasekharan

Sterna aurantia chick
8.Sterna aurantiachick
Image by Primejyothi

Sterna aurantia eggs
9.Sterna aurantia eggs
Image by Ashwin Baindur (AshLIn)
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1.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:River_Tern_David_Raju.jpg (cropped)
Author: Davidvraju | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: N A Nazeer | License: CC BY-SA 2.5 IN
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Author: Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Author: Srikanth Vk | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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Author: Sandeep Somasekharan | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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Author: Primejyothi | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
9.Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Ashwin Baindur (AshLIn) | License: CC BY-3.0
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