Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

Photo: Hans Smulders

Classification

Laridae [family]
Thalasseus [genus] (2)
maximus [species]

Classification

Laridae [family]
Thalasseus [genus] (2)
maximus [species]

Names

Dutch name Koningsstern
English name Royal Tern
Alternative English name Sea gull (Saba, St. Eustatius)
Papiamento name Meuchi Real (Bonaire, Curaçao)
Papiamento name Stèrnchi di Rey (Aruba)
Papiamento name Bubi Chikí (Bonaire, Curaçao)
Papiamento name Bubi Chiquito (Aruba)
Valid name Thalasseus maximus (Boddaert, 1783)
Synonym Sterna maxima (Boddaert, 1783)

Classification