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The common tern (Sterna hirundo) belongs to the family Laridae under the order Charadriiformes.

Common tern taxonomy

The Laridae is the family of gulls, terns and skimmers. It comprises 100 species arranged into 22 genera. 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 genus Sterna was first introduced by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758. It comprises thirteen species, including species Sterna hirundo.

The species Sterna hirundo was first introduced by Carl Linnaeus in the year 1758. The species Sterna hirundo is polytypic and comprises four subspecies, viz., Sterna hirundo hirundo, Sterna hirundo minussensis, Sterna hirundo tibetana and Sterna hirundo longipennis.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Sterna hirundo
Species:S. hirundo
Genus:Sterna
Subfamily:-
Family:Laridae
Order:Charadriiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Common tern - Sterna hirundo
1.Common tern - Sterna hirundo 236
Photo by Tiia Monto


Sterna hirundo
2.Common tern - Sterna hirundo
Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

Sterna hirundo
3.Common tern - Sterna hirundo
Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

Sterna hirundo
4.Common tern - Sterna hirundo
Photo by Badjoby

Sterna hirundo
5.Common tern - Sterna hirundo
Photo by Andreas Eichler

Sterna hirundo
6.Common tern - Sterna hirundo
Photo by Greg Schechter

Sterna hirundo with chicks
7.Common tern - Sterna hirundo with chicks
Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

Sterna hirundo eggs
8.Sterna hirundo eggs
Photo by Michelle Kinsey Bruns
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1.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sterna_hirundo_in_Finland.jpg (cropped)
Author: Tiia Monto | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsnortheast/5974497409/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region | License: Public domain
3.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsnortheast/5975057796/ (cropped)
Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region | License: Public domain
4.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Common_tern_with_fish.jpg (cropped)
Author: Badjoby | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
5.Photo source: https://wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2016.07.19.-08-Westensee--Westensee--Flussseeschwalbe.jpg (cropped)
Author: Andreas Eichler | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregthebusker/6237072252/ (cropped)
Author: Greg Schechter | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 3/17/18
7.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/9202155962/ (cropped)
Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 3/17/18
8.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/31852224@N00/3592958713 (cropped)
Author: Michelle Kinsey Bruns | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 3/17/18
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