New York Natural Heritage Program
Black Tern
Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Birds
Kingdom: Animalia

      Phylum: Craniata

           Class: Birds (Aves)

                Order: Gulls, Plovers, and Shorebirds (Charadriiformes)

                     Family: Terns, Gulls and Relatives (Laridae)