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 Tracy Barbaro, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Phthiraptera, 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 Sterretjie South African Vertebrates, uBio Unknown

Bulgarian

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

Danish

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

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Noordse Stern South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
sterne arctique 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

German

Name Sources Status
K South African Vertebrates Unknown
Küstenseeschwalbe BibAlex LifeDesk, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Greek

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

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
שחפית הקוטב World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
שחפית הקוטב * World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
שחפית קטב uBio Unknown

Icelandic

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

Italian

Name Sources Status
Sterna codalunga World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sterna paradisaea Unknown Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
キョクアジサシ uBio Unknown

Lithuanian

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

Norwegian

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 World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Gaivina- South African Vertebrates Unknown

Russian

Name Sources Status
Крачка полярная uBio Unknown
Полярная крачка 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

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Charrá árctico Unknown, uBio Trusted
Charrán Artico uBio Unknown
Charrán ártico Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sterna paradisaea Unknown Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Silvertärna World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Turkish

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

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Крячок полярний World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Полярний крячок World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Welsh

Name Sources Status
môr-wennol y Gogledd World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Xhosa

Name Sources Status
Unothenteza South African Vertebrates Unknown

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