Sandwich Tern

Thalasseus sandvicensis

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

SATE

Code 6

THASAN

ITIS

HEAD

Sandwich Tern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Sandwich Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 34-41 cm (13.5-16 in)
  • Weight: 285 g (10.05 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Pale Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Sandwich Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Powerful direct flight, strong and graceful with wings held slightly crooked. Usually hovers before diving for fish.
  • Wingspan Range: 86-91 cm (34-36 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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