SOOTY TERN Onychoprion fuscatus


Breeding mainly on tropical islands, but found over a wider area than the similar Bridled Tern. It is much more pelagic also, returning to land only to breed, and often seen in large feeding flocks far out to sea. Both species have occurred in Britain in recent years, although Bridled more often, probably from colonies off West Africa & in the Red Sea.


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