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Sterna hirundo longipennisNordmann, 1835

Common tern (Siberian)

Image acquired with permission from the Natural History Museum at Tring, United Kingdom. Specimen collected by A. R. Wallace. Specimen locality: New Guinea
Label transcription: [Collected by A.R. Wallace. 1861 Sterna longipennis. Nordn. New Guinea.] [Sterna longipennis. N.G. / 27 2 New Guinea.]

Species known to occur in Singapore.
Imaged Wallace Specimen from New Guinea.

Taxon Information

Vertebrata: Aves: Charadriiformes: Laridae (Gulls, Terns & Skimmers)
Taxon Name (original as given on label):
Sterna longipennis
A.R. Wallace
Locality of Specimen:
New Guinea
Specimen Repository:
Natural History Museum Tring