Abstract In this paper, we describe a new subspecies of the Little Tern Sternula albifrons. We propose the name S. a. levantinus, the ‘Levant Little Tern’, reflecting the known breeding range of these birds. Levant Little Terns are, compared to Little Terns elsewhere in Europe (‘European Little Terns’) and Saunders’s Terns S. saundersi, generally darker on t

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