Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: Gray, 1832

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This formerly widespread and abundant species now has a small, single population that is in continuing decline. For these reasons it is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 800-1600, 900-1100 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,810,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Sterna acuticauda. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-bellied-tern-sterna-acuticauda on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/02/2024.