Story: Gulls, terns and skuas

Antarctic tern

Antarctic tern

The New Zealand subspecies of Antarctic tern nests around southern New Zealand and on subantarctic islands. Unlike Arctic terns, they do not migrate to the opposite hemisphere to escape winter, but stay in southern oceans.

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Gulls, terns and skuas - White-fronted, sooty, Antarctic and Arctic terns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6137/antarctic-tern (accessed 21 July 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015