coastal w North Atlantic from Virginia to Florida, Gulf of Mexico to s Texas, Campeche Bank (ne Mexico), off n Honduras, through West Indies and off n Venezuela to French Guiana; s California, n Gulf of California to Sinaloa and Is. Tres Marias (off wc Me
(Boddaert, 1783): NOTE(TAX: Treat as monotypic with split of T. albididorsalis (Collinson et al. 2017). Split of West African Crested Tern T. albididorsalis accepted by Chesser et al. (2020), NACC 2020-A-09, 2020-C-07.)
Charrán real americano
Bird Data App text
A large tern with a short crest. As with many terns, the cap is all black during breeding season.