Genus: Sterna (terns - part)

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

Sterna albifrons (Little tern) 

Sterna anaethetus (Bridled tern) 

Sterna balaenarum (Damara tern) 

Sterna bengalensis (Lesser crested tern) 

Sterna bergii (Swift tern) 

Sterna caspia (Caspian tern) 

Sterna dougallii (Roseate tern) 

Sterna fuscata (Sooty tern) 

Sterna hirundo (Common tern) 

Sterna maxima (Royal tern) 

Sterna nilotica (Gull-billed tern) 

Sterna paradisaea (Arctic tern) 

Sterna repressa (White-cheeked tern) 

Sterna sandvicensis (Sandwich tern) 

Sterna sumatrana (Black-naped tern) 

Sterna vittata (Antarctic tern) 

 

 
 

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