Species Details

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Scientific Name : Chlidonias leucopterus
Family : Laridae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : White-winged Black Tern
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The White-winged Tern is a small, sleek waterbird whose white head, neck and under body turn black in the summer (adult bird length approximately 23 cm; wing 21 cm; bill 2.3 cm; tarsus 2 cm; tail: 6.2 cm, outer 7.1 cm, depth of fork 0.8 cm). In the breeding season, it has a black head, neck, breast. It feeds on small fish, grasshoppers, dragonflies, water beetles, tadpoles and crabs.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Ani Sarkisyan(www.inaturalist.org/people/Ani Sarkisyan),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.