Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

Laridae [family]
Sterna [genus] (3)
hirundo [species]

Classification

Laridae [family]
Sterna [genus] (3)
hirundo [species]

Names

Dutch name Visdief
Alternative Dutch name Visdiefje
English name Common Tern
Alternative English name Booby (Saba, St. Martin)
Papiamento name Meuwchi Piku Kòrá (Aruba)
Papiamento name Stèrnchi Comun (Aruba)
Papiamento name Meuchi Pik Kòrá (Bonaire, Curaçao)
Valid name Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758

Classification