Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Arctic Tern Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, PlanetScott.com images, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio, xeno-canto Bird Sounds Trusted
Artic Tern World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Common Tern uBio Unknown
crimson-billed tern uBio Unknown
long-tailed tern uBio Unknown
paradies tern uBio Unknown
Pike's tern uBio Unknown
Portland tern uBio Unknown
sea swallow uBio Unknown
short-footed tern uBio Unknown

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Arktiese Seeswael Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Arktiese Sterretjie Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, uBio Unknown
Gewone Sterretjie Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Arabic

Name Sources Status
الخرشنة القطبية Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
الخرشنة القطبية الجنة Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Basque

Name Sources Status
Ipar-txenada Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Xatrac àrtic Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Belarusian

Name Sources Status
Палярная крычка Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Breton

Name Sources Status
Skravig an hanternoz Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Skravig-ar-sterenn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
Полярна рибарка Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Xatrac gros Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Xatrac àrtic Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Cornish

Name Sources Status
Morwennol Arctyk Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Croatian

Name Sources Status
Arktička čigra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Polarna čigra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Czech

Name Sources Status
Rybák dlouhoocasý Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Havterne Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Noordse Stern Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Noorse Stern Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Esperanto

Name Sources Status
arkta ^sterno Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Arkta ŝterno Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Estonian

Name Sources Status
Randtiir Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Faroese

Name Sources Status
Knokksvarta Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Terna Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Lapintiira Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Hirondelle de mer paradis Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
sterne arctique Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
sterne à longue queue World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Galician

Name Sources Status
Carrán ártico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Xatrac àrtic Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
K South African Vertebrates Unknown
Küsten-Seeschwalbe Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Küstenseeschwalbe Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
Χιονογλάρονο Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Guarani

Name Sources Status
Atî Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
שחפית הקוטב World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
שחפית הקוטב * World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
שחפית קוטב Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
שחפית קטב Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
Sarki csér Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Kría Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
krîa World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
Daralaut Arktik Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Inuktitut

Name Sources Status
Emakatilak Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Imeqqutaalaq Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Irish

Name Sources Status
Geabhróg Artach Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Sterna artica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Sterna codalunga Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sterna paradisaea Unknown Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
Kyoku-ajisashi Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kyokuajisashi Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
キョクアジサシ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown

Kalaallisut

Name Sources Status
Emakatilak Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Imeqqutaalaq Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Latvian

Name Sources Status
Garastes zīriņš Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Jūras zīriņš Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
Ilgauodegė žuvėdra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Poliarine žuvedra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Poliarinė žuvėdra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Manx

Name Sources Status
Gant ny gibbinyn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Maori

Name Sources Status
Tara-nui Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Northern Sami

Name Sources Status
Cearret Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Isterne Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kyssterne Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kystterne Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Rødnebbterne Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
Rødnebbterne World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

Name Sources Status
raudnebbterne World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
Rybitwa popielata Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Rybitwa zwyczajna Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Gaivina- South African Vertebrates Unknown

Raeto-Romance

Name Sources Status
Pestgarel arctic Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pestgarel artic Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Russian

Name Sources Status
Крачка полярная Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
Полярная крачка Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
полярная крачка World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Scottish Gaelic

Name Sources Status
Geabhróg Artach World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Steàrnal Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Serbian

Name Sources Status
Arkticka cigra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Арктичка чигра Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovak

Name Sources Status
Rybár dlhochvostý Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
polarna cigra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Polarna čigra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Charrá árctico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), Unknown, uBio Trusted
Charrán Artico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
Charrán Viajero Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Charrán ártico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gaviota del Ártico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gaviota golondrina caspiana Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gaviotín Artico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gaviotín Ärtico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gaviotín ártico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Golondrina-marina Artica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Golondrina-marina Caspica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Sterna paradisaea Unknown Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Silvertärna Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Kutup Sumrusu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kuzey sumrusu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Крячок полярний Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Полярний крячок Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Welsh

Name Sources Status
Morwennol fach Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Morwennol y Gogledd Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
môr-wennol y Gogledd World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Xhosa

Name Sources Status
Unothenteza Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates Unknown

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