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Grey Noddy
Anous albivitta
White Tern
Gygis alba
  (Sparrman, 1786)
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger
IOC 9.2
 

White Tern
Gygis alba candida
Rota Island, Northern Mariana Islands - 2019-04-05
© Björn Anderson
 























Field guides

Plate/page: 40

van Perlo, Ber
A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

Plate/page: 126

Eaton, J. A., van Balen, B., Brickle, N. W. and Rheindt, F. E.
Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago

Plate/page: 138

Gregory, P.
Birds of New Guinea including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville

Plate/page: 166

Morcombe, M.
Field Guide to Australian Birds

Plate/page: 39

Treesucon, Uthai
Birds of Thailand

Plate/page: 314

S.N.G. Howell and S. Webb
A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

Plate/page: 34

Hawkins, F., Safford, R. and Skerett, A.
Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

Plate/page: 10

Thane, K. P. and Beehler, M. B.
Birds of New Guinea Second Edition

Plate/page: 142

Phillipps, Q and Phillipps K.
Phillipps' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo

Plate/page: 114

Simpson, K. and Day, N.
Birds of Australia (8ed)

Plate/page: 180

Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C. and Inskipp, T.
Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

Plate/page: 52

Kenefick, M., Restall, R. and Hayes, F.
Birds of Trinidad & Tobago

Plate/page: 55.7

van Perlo, Ber
Birds of New Zealand, Hawaii and the Central and West Pacific

Plate/page: 29

Dutson, G.
Birds of Melanesia

Plate/page: 53

McMullan, M., Donegan, T. M. and Quevedo, A.
A FG to the Birds of Colombia

Plate/page: 96

Angehr, G.R. and Dean, R.
The Birds of Panama

Plate/page: 100

Brazil, M.
Birds of East Asia

Plate/page: 60

Restall, R., Rodner, C. and Lentino M.
Birds of Northern South America

Plate/page: 97

Sinclair, Ian and Langrand, Olivier
Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands

Plate/page: 54

Jaramillo, A.
Birds of Chile

Plate/page: 57

Robertson, H. and Heather, B.
The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

Plate/page: 47

MacKinnon, J. and Phillipps, K.
A FG to the Birds of China

Plate/page: 58

Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C. and Inskipp, T.
Pocket Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

Plate/page: 2

Coates, B. J. and Bishop, D. K.
A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea

Plate/page: 28

MacKinnon, J. and Phillipps, K.
A FG to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali

Plate/page: 14

Beehler, Bruce M., Pratt, Thane K. and Zimmerman, Dale A.
Birds of New Guinea


References

  • Gygis alba: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2019.
  • Gygis alba: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Beehler, Bruce M., Pratt, Thane K. and Zimmerman, Dale A.: Birds of New Guinea; Princeton University Press, 1986; ISBN:0-691-02394-8
  • Sinclair, Ian and Langrand, Olivier: Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands; New Holland Publishers, 2003 (New edition); ISBN:1-868-72956-7
  • Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C. and Inskipp, T.: Pocket Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent; Oxford University Press, 1999; ISBN:0-1956-5155-3
  • S.N.G. Howell and S. Webb: A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America; Oxford University Press, April 1995; ISBN:0-198-54012-4
  • Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C. and Inskipp, T.: Birds of the Indian Subcontinent; Christopher Helm, 2011; ISBN:1-408-12763-6
  • Restall, R., Rodner, C. and Lentino M.: Birds of Northern South America; Christopher Helm, 2006; ISBN:0-713-67243-9
  • Jaramillo, A.: Birds of Chile; Helm Field Guides, 2003; ISBN:0-713-64688-8
  • Robertson, H. and Heather, B.: The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand; Oxford University Press, 2001; ISBN:0-198-50831-X
  • Brazil, M.: Birds of East Asia; Helm Field Guides, 2009; ISBN:0-713-67040-1
  • van Perlo, Ber: A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil; Oxford University Press, October 9, 2009; ISBN:0-195-30155-2
  • Simpson, K. and Day, N.: Birds of Australia (8ed); Helm Field Guides, 2012; ISBN:0-713-66982-9
  • Treesucon, Uthai: Birds of Thailand; Lynx, July 2018; ISBN:978-84-16728-09-1
  • Morcombe, M.: Field Guide to Australian Birds; Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, March 1, 2004 (2nd Ed); ISBN:1-740-21559-1
  • Dutson, G.: Birds of Melanesia; Christopher Helm, 2011; ISBN:0-713-66540-8
  • MacKinnon, J. and Phillipps, K.: A FG to the Birds of China; Oxford University Press, 2000; ISBN:0-198-54940-7
  • Coates, B. J. and Bishop, D. K.: A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea; Dove Publications, 1997; ISBN:0-959-02573-1
  • MacKinnon, J. and Phillipps, K.: A FG to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali; Oxford University Press, 1993; ISBN:0-198-54034-5
  • McMullan, M., Donegan, T. M. and Quevedo, A.: A FG to the Birds of Colombia; ProAves, Colombia, 2010; ISBN:0-982-76150-3
  • Angehr, G.R. and Dean, R.: The Birds of Panama; Zona Tropical , 2010; ISBN:0-801-47674-7
  • Kenefick, M., Restall, R. and Hayes, F.: Birds of Trinidad & Tobago; Helm Field Guides, 2011; ISBN:1-408-1-52096
  • van Perlo, Ber: Birds of New Zealand, Hawaii and the Central and West Pacific; HarperCollins Publishers, 2011; ISBN:0-007-28738-0
  • Phillipps, Q and Phillipps K.: Phillipps' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo; John Beaufoy Publishing, 2014-02-20; ISBN:1-909-61215-4
  • Hawkins, F., Safford, R. and Skerett, A. : Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands; Christopher Helm, 2015; ISBN:1-472-92409-6
  • Eaton, J. A., van Balen, B., Brickle, N. W. and Rheindt, F. E.: Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago; Lynx Edicions, Nov 2016; ISBN:8-494-18926-3
  • Thane, K. P. and Beehler, M. B.: Birds of New Guinea Second Edition; Princeton University Press, 2015; ISBN:0-691-09563-9
  • Gregory, P.: Birds of New Guinea including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville; Lynx Edicions, May 2017; ISBN:8-494-18927-1
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Animalia
    Phylum Chordates
    Chordata
    Class Birds
    Aves
    Order Gulls, Terns, Alcids, Sandpipers
    Charadriiformes
    Family Gulls, Terns & Skimmers
    Laridae
    Genus Gygis
    Species White Tern
    alba
    (Sparrman, 1786)

      alba (Sparrman, 1786)
    islands of the tropical south Atlantic Ocean
      candida (Gmelin, JF, 1789)
    Seychelles and Mascarene Is. to the central Pacific (except ranges of next two ssp.)
      microrhyncha Saunders, H, 1876
    Phoenix, Line and Marquesas Is.
      leucopes Holyoak & Thibault, 1976
    Pitcairn Is.
    Taxonomic notes
    IOC 9.2: PHY, ENG: Gygis may be a basal noddy (Baker et al. 2007, Ödeen et al. 2010, Cibois et al. 2016). so White Noddy if confirmed† See Yeung et al. 2009 re taxonomy of Pacific Ocean subspecies
    Distribution
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    TrO widespread
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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