Sooty Tern
Sterna fuscata (Onychoprion fuscatus)
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The sooty tern is usually seen offshore, sometimes in large flocks. The top photo was taken at Maziwe Island (12-19), courtesy of Per Holmen. The next two photos are of immatures; the lower two, adults, all of which were taken on Bird Island in the Seychelles (10-10), courtesy of Paul Oliver.
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Paul Oliver, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 6-29-20