Check List 9(4): 806-808, doi: 10.15560/9.4.806
First documented record of the Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Montagu, 1813 (Aves: Sternidae) in southeast Brazil
expand article infoDavi Castro Tavares, Jailson Fulgencio de Moura§, Salvatore Siciliano§
‡ Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Brazil§ Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública – FIOCRUZ, Brazil
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We report the first record of Sterna dougallii Montagu, 1813 on the southeastern Brazilian coast. During monthly bird surveys in the northern Rio de Janeiro State, on January 2012 we recovered a tern banded in Massachusetts, USA. The present record stretches the S. dougallii southernmost geographic distribution in Brazil (Bahia state) by about 600 km. It is difficult to evaluate this species’ regional status due to the absence of continuous sampling efforts.
Aves; migratory seabird; southeastern Brazilian coast