Arctic Tern

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Arctic Tern
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Sterna
Species: S. paradisaea
Binomial name
Sterna paradisaea
Erik Pontoppidan, 1763

The Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a medium-sized species of seabird. It breeds in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. The Arctic Tern also has the longest migration of any known animal. It migrates 70,900 kilometres (44,100 mi) each year.

The Arctic Tern is shown on the postage stamps of several countries and dependent territories. Examples are the Åland Islands, Alderney, and Faroe Islands and the countries include Canada, Finland, Iceland, and Cuba.