Common Name: White-winged Tern aka White-winged Black Tern
Scientific Name: Chlidonias leucopterus
Description: 81/2 - 9 inches; breeding: underwings whitish; bill black; tail white; underparts, breast and head black; under tail covert whitish; Non-breeding: most of black replace by whitish grey plumage; crowned speckled; white forehead; dark patch by ear; underparts whitish. Juveniles: white collar.
Habitat: fresh water swamps; mashes. Breeds in Europe and winters in Africa.
Statue: vagrant; one of our Eurasian visitors.
· Helm Field Guides- Birds of the West Indies by H. Raffaele, J. Wiley, O. Garrido, A.Keith, J. Raffaele
Photographs taken at The Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge. ( please excuse the poor quality of the photographs)