Sooty Tern

Onychoprion fuscata Sterna fuscata Linnaeus, 1766 Sterna fuscata fuscata Linnaeus, 1766 Sterna fuscata nubilosa and see text

The Sooty Tern is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Sooty Tern, Onychoprion fuscatus (formerly Sterna fuscata), is a seabird of the tern family (Sternidae). It is a bird of the tropical oceans, breeding on islands throughout the equatorial zone. Colloquially, it is known as the Wideawake Tern or just wideawake. This refers to the incessant calls produced by a colony of these birds, as does the Hawaiian name ʻewa ʻewa which roughly means "cacophony". More

Sooty terns are still egged in some parts of the world. Wikipedia: Sooty Tern - Top Home > Library > Miscellaneous > Wikipedia Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus nubilosus (or O. f. oahuensis) on Tern Island (French Frigate Shoals) Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3. More

The Sooty Tern is unlikely to be confused with any tern apart from the similarly dark-backed but smaller Bridled Tern. It is darker-backed than that species, and has a broader white forehead and no pale neck collar. The call is a loud piercing ker-wack-a-wack or kvaark. Taxonomy Sooty Tern on EggsThe Sooty Tern has little interspecific variation, but it can be divided into at least 2 allopatric (geographically separated) subspecies. More

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) is by far the most numerous bird on Tern Island (and is the island's namesake). During their summer breeding season, Tern Island is blanketed with the black-and-white of hundreds of thousands of nesting "sooties". The calls and shrieks of that many birds can be deafening, and many of the biologists use earplugs while working in the colony. Click to listen to the Sooty Tern cacophony (80KB). More

Sooty Tern determination Similar species Sternidae Black Tern | Brown Noddy | Cayenne Tern | Common Tern | Gull-billed Tern | Large-billed Tern | Little Tern | Royal Tern | Sooty Tern | Yellow-billed Tern | Conservation status Sooty Tern status Least Concern Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Charadriiformes | Sternidae | Sterna fuscata | More

Sooty Tern at Bird Island, Seychelles, home to more than a million sooty terns at its peak Sooty Terns breed in colonies on rocky or coral islands. It nests in a ground scrape or hole and lays one to three eggs. It feeds by picking fish from the surface in marine environments, often in large flocks, and rarely comes to land except to breed, and can stay out to sea (either soaring or floating on the water) for between 3 to 10 years. More

Sooty Tern: Juvenile Default description Sooty Tern: Juvenile Sooty Tern: Breeding Adult Default description Sooty Tern: Breeding Adult Related Birds Black Skimmer Black Tern Bridled Tern Brown Noddy General Sooty Tern: Medium-sized tern with long wings and deeply forked tail, black crown, nape, and upperparts, and a broad triangular white forehead patch. More

Sooty terns (Sterna fuscata) have attracted considerable attention from biologists because on Ascension Island, in the South Atlantic, they breed every 9.6 months and on Christmas Island, in... * description (in tern (bird)) ...tern (S. albifrons), under 25 cm (10 inches) long, is the smallest tern. More

Photos of the Sooty tern (Sterna fuscata) on the ground, on the tree and flying over the sea and Eastern island/Midway Atoll/Hawaii. Pictures of Sooty-Tern chicks can be seen, too. = Photos of the Sooty tern (Sterna fuscata) Approximately 50,000 Sooty Tern pairs (Sterna fuscata) nest on Eastern and Spit Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii. The birds nest in a large colony. More

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island’s sooty tern project (see my post of 19th May for background information). Professor Chris Feare, the world expert on the species, is in the Seychelles at the moment having come out to oversee the project set-up on Denis. Our two volunteers, Georgia French and Vicki Willits, have also arrived and work is now ongoing. Following on from our findings last year the models and loud speakers have been set out in the project area. More

One of twenty-six Sooty Terns we discovered at Lake Seminole. sooty_tern_3.jpg sooty_tern_2.jpg royal_tern_1.jpg Royal Tern at Lake Seminole laughing_gull.jpg Laughing Gull at Lake Seminole Michael Beohm and I had a fun and productive day at Lake Seminole and Lake Walter F. George. More

The Sooty Tern always lays three eggs as its full number, and in no instance, among thousands of the nests which were on the Bird Key, did I find one more when the female was sitting close. I was desirous of ascertaining whether the male and the female incubate alternately; but this I was unable to do, as the birds frequently left their eggs for half an hour or even three quarters at a time, but rarely longer. More

Sooty Tern - chick in nest Dry Tortugas NP , FL April 2006 More

The Sooty Tern is a medium-sized tern that flies with a steady, buoyant wingbeat. Their upperparts including wings, nape and tail are blackish while their forehead, underparts, and outermost, elongated rectrices are a contrasting white. Sooties have a deeply forked tail and their bill and legs are black. Adults are identical, but juveniles are entirely sooty brown to black, with some whitish and tan spots, and with whitish or tan under parts. More

Breeding distribution of Sooty Terns in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Figure 1. Breeding distribution of the Sooty Tern in the Caribbean region. This tern inhabits tropical and subtropical oceans around the world, nesting on remote islands. It is common throughout the Caribbean Sea, the Hawaiian Archipelago up through Kure Atoll, and on islands off most Central American countries. It generally nests in areas little visited by humans, making accurate determination of its status difficult. More

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The Sooty Tern is unlikely to be confused with any tern apart from the similarly dark-backed but smaller Bridled Tern. It is darker-backed than that species, and has a broader white forehead and no pale neck collar. More

The Sooty Tern is a bird of the tropical oceans, breeding on islands close to the equator. Sooty Terns are migratory and dispersive, wintering more widely through the tropical oceans. Sooty Terns breed in colonies on rocky or coral islands. More

Sooty tern incubating egg on nest© Mike Potts / Sooty tern hatching© Betty Anne Schreiber / Animals Animals Sooty tern chick© Jean-Paul Ferrero / Sooty tern feeding chick© Jean-Paul Ferrero / Sooty tern chicks keeping cool in the shade© Kathie Atkinson / Sooty tern chick with first wing feathers© Jean-Paul Ferrero / www.ardea. More

Sooty Tern Migration = In Florida’s Dry Tortugas, these seabirds are nesting three months earlier than they did in the 1960s; scientists trying to unravel the cause suspect global warming is a factor 12-01-2007 // Michael Tennesen ON A WARM SPRING afternoon, biologist Fernando Colchero wanders through a colony of sooty terns on Florida’s Bush Key, a sandbar perched atop a coral reef surrounded by clear tropical waters in Dry Tortugas National More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Sterna
Species : fuscata
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766