Roseate Tern (species: Sterna dougallii) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Sterna dougallii
Roseate Tern

©Ceri Pearce: A Roseate Tern on the beach at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.

©Geoffrey Shuetrim and Alex Heath
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Sternidae
Genus Sterna
Species Sterna dougallii



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Domm, S. (1977). Sea birds and waders of the Lizard Island area, The Sunbird, 8: 1-8. LIRS catalog number 4.
  • Milton, D.A., G.C. Smith and S.J.M. Blaber (1996). Variable success in breeding of the roseate tern Sterna dougallii on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Emu, 96: 123-131. LIRS catalog number 866.
  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.
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