March 2017 – vol. 110, issue 3 West African Royal Tern www.africanbirdclub.org Scientists and conservationists say they have identified a ânewâ species of tern. The Royal Tern was previously thought to have two subspecies â maximus (found in the Americas) and albididorsalis (in parts of West Africa). But wildlife conservation teams in The Gambia have long-suspected that the West African birds were distinct, a... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.