Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Black‑naped Tern Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sterna sumatrana
Family : Laridae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Black-naped Tern is a whitish waterbird with a black bill and a black band on its nape (adult bird length approximately 35 cm, wing 22.3 cm, bill 3.4 cm, tarsus 1.8 cm, tail 14 cm). It looks white from above except for its black mask and black nape band. Its bill is black with a small yellowish tip, the irises are brown, and its legs and feet are black.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.