Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

Photo: Carel de Haseth

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 Stèrnchi di Rey (Aruba)
Papiamento name Bubi Chikí (Bonaire, Curaçao)
Papiamento name Bubi Chiquito (Aruba)
Papiamento name Meuchi Real (Bonaire, Curaçao)
Valid name Thalasseus maximus (Boddaert, 1783)
Synonym Sterna maxima (Boddaert, 1783)

Classification