(Last Updated on : 08-10-2015)
White-Cheeked Tern is an Indian bird
that bears a scientific name "Sterna repressa
", consisting of colonies and it is often migratory in nature. White-Cheeked Tern is a bird and it belongs to the species of tern in the Sternidae family.
Concentration of White-Cheeked Tern
White-Cheeked Tern is found around the coasts on the Red Sea, around the Horn of Africa to Kenya, in the Persian Gulf and along the Iranian coast to Pakistan and western part of Indian states like Maharashtra
Migration of White-Cheeked Tern
Most of White-Cheeked Tern is migratory in nature. White-Cheeked Tern has the concentration of East Africa that may remain there all year.
Breeding of White-Cheeked Tern
White-Cheeked Tern breeds in colonies of 10-200 pairs. These colonies can consist of a mixture of tern species.
Habitation of White-Cheeked Tern
White-Cheeked Tern inhabits tropical coasts and inshore waters, foraging mainly within 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) of land over coral reefs.
Nests of White-Cheeked Tern
White-Cheeked Tern nests in a shallow scrape on rock, sand, gravel or coral islands, bare and exposed sand flats and sparsely vegetated open ground on sand-dunes and above the high-water mark on beaches.