White Tern
gygis alba

White Tern Taxonomy & Nomenclature The White Tern is also known as the Atoll Tern, Fairy Tern, and White Noody. Their Hawaiian Name is Manu-o-Kū, meaning “Bird of Kū.” Kū is the god of War in Hawaiian Mythology and these birds are said to have lead the Hawaiian seafarers to the islands. The White Tern is part…

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