The little tern is a seabird of the family, Laridae. It was formerly placed into the genus Sterna, which now is restricted to the large white terns. The genus name is a diminutive of Sterna, “tern”. To Labuan Island this seabirds usually arrive during the mont of July almost every year. The best place for sighthings is at the Nagalang Shore which in August to September this aves will be spotted with their juvenile.