First record of Large-Billed Tern (<em>Phaetusa simplex</em>) for Grenada and the Lesser Antilles

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Anthony White
Anthony Jeremiah



Abstract: We observed and photographed a Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex) at Grenadian by Rex Resorts, Point Salines, Grenada, on 31 May 31 and 1 June 2010, providing the first record for Grenada and the Lesser Antilles. This represents the 11th record north of Panama and coastal South America. All northern records occurred between 10 March and 25 July.

Keywords: distributional record, Grenada, Large-billed Tern, Phaetusa simplex

Resumen: Primer registro de la gaviota de Pico Grande (Phaetusa simplex) en Grenada y las Antillas Menores- Se observó y fotografió una Gaviota de Pico Grande (Phaetusa simplex) en Rex Resorts, Point Salines, Granada, el 31 de mayo y el 1 de junio de 2010, lo cual representó el primer registro para este país y para las Antillas Menores. Este, a su vez, representa el onceno registro al norte de Panamá y de las costas de Suramérica. Todos los registros norteños han sucedido entre el 10 de marzo y el 25 de julio.

Palabras clave: registro de distribución, Granada, Gaviota de Pico Grande, Phaetusa simplex

Résumé: Premiere donnee de Sterne à gros bed (Phaetusa simplex) pour la Grenade et les Petites Antilles- Nous avons observé et photographié une Sterne à gros bec (Phaetusa simplex) à Grenadian by Rex Resorts, Point Salines, Grenade, le 31 mai et le 1er juin 2010. Cela constitue la première donnée relative à l’espèce à la Grenade et aux Petites Antilles et représente la 11ème donnée au nord de Panama et de la côte sud-américaine. Toutes les observations septentrionales ont été faites entre le 10 mars et le 25 juillet.

Mots clés: donnée de répartition, Grenade, Phaetusa simplex, Sterne à gros bec

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