AnAge entry for Sterna hirundo

Classification (HAGRID: 01249)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Charadriiformes
                Family: Laridae
                    Genus: Sterna
Species
Sterna hirundo
Common name
Common tern

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
33 years (wild)
Source
ref. 450
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Average lifespan in the wild has been estimated to be 9-10 years [0444]. Maximum longevity from banding studies is 33 years [0450].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Incubation
24 days
Clutch size
2.5 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
1.25 g
Adult weight
120 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.252 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 176888
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 108405
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