Guide of Birds

Gaviotin Antártico

  • Familia: Sternidae
    Genero: Sterna
    Nombre Cientifico: vittata

    DISTRIBUTION IN CHILE:
    Antarctica, and possibly in the southern area.

    HABITAT:
    Islands and rocky beaches and predregosas.

    DESCRIPTION:
    Length: 39 - 41 cms.
    Very similar to South American Tern (Tern). It differs by having shorter legs, thin and being a little kid. It is possible that both races they encounter in the extreme south, but there is a curiosity: does not move north on the Pacific side, instead goes to Brazil on the Atlantic side.
    Very difficult to differentiate in the middle.

    Paises en donde vive la/el Gaviotin Antártico

    ESTADOS UNIDOS - CHILE - ARGENTINA - NORUEGA - ISLANDIA -