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Hydroprogne caspia (Caspian Tern)

Synonyms: Sterna caspia
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Sterna caspia) is a species of tern, with a subcosmopolitan but scattered distribution. Despite its extensive range, it is monotypic of its genus, and has no accepted subspecies. The genus name is from Ancient Greek hudros, "water", and Latin progne, "swallow". The specific caspia is from Latin and, like the English name, refers to the Caspian Sea.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
26
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.22424
EDGE Score: 2.10709

Attributes

Clutch Size [2]  2
Clutches / Year [2]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [3]  220,000
Incubation [2]  21 days
Maximum Longevity [2]  30 years
Migration [1]  Intercontinental
Speed [5]  27.067 MPH (12.1 m/s)
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Wing Span [6]  4.362 feet (1.33 m)
Adult Weight [2]  1.42 lbs (644 g)
Birth Weight [2]  49 grams
Breeding Habitat [3]  Beaches and estuaries, Wetlands
Wintering Geography [3]  Widespread Coastal
Wintering Habitat [3]  Beaches and estuaries
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Endothermic [4]  10 %
Diet - Fish [4]  80 %
Diet - Scavenger [4]  10 %
Forages - Water Surface [4]  20 %
Forages - Underwater [4]  80 %
Female Maturity [2]  3 years
Male Maturity [2]  3 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
San Diego Zoo
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora

Range Map

Distribution

Aldabra Special Reserve; Cape Peninsula National Park; North America;

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Citations

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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Specially protected natural territories of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
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Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License