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Sternula superciliaris (Yellow-billed Tern)

Synonyms: Sterna superciliaris

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-billed tern (Sternula superciliaris) is a species of tern in the family Sternidae.It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.Its natural habitats are rivers, swamps, and freshwater lakes.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.80801
EDGE Score: 1.75924


Adult Weight [1]  46 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [2]  80 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Forages - Underwater [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  2


Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Amana French Guiana A2, A4i, A4iii  
Littoral French Guiana A2, A4i, A4iii    
Plaine Kaw et Pointe Béhague French Guiana A2, A4i, A4iii  
Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria Peru A1, A2, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No

Prey / Diet

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1ffrench, R. 1991. A guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago. 2nd ed. Cornell University Press. New York. 426 pp.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License