Sooty Tern

Sooty Tern

Summary:

Literature Sooty Tern
[order] Charadriiformes |

Sooty Tern determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna fuscata | [UK] Sooty Tern | [FR] Sterne fuligineuse | [DE] Russseeschwalbe | [ES] Charrán Sombrío | [IT] Rondine di mare oscura | [NL] Bonte Stern


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Sterna fuscatus luctuosus Juan Fernandez Is. (Chile)
  2. Onychoprion fuscatus crissalis islands off w Mexico to the Galapagos
  3. Onychoprion fuscatus oahuensis Bonin Is. (Japan) to the Hawaiian Is. south to Kiritimati (Line Is.)
  4. Onychoprion fuscatus kermadeci Kermadec, Lord Howe and Norfolk Is.
  5. Onychoprion fuscatus serratus w and n Australia and New Guinea through the s Pacific to Easter I.
  6. Onychoprion fuscatus nubilosus Red Sea and Indian Ocean to Ryukyu Is., Philippines and Greater Sundas
  7. Onychoprion fuscatus fuscatus Gulf of Mexico and West Indies, Gulf of Guinea, s Atlantic
  8. Onychoprion fuscatus TrO widespread

Literature

Title
GROWTH AND ENERGETICS OF CHICKS OF THE SOOTY TERN (STERNA FUSCATA) AND COMMON TERN (S. HIRUNDO)
Author(s): OBERT E. RICKLEFS AND SUSAN C. WHITE
Abstract: We measured the energy budgets of chicks of the Common Tern (Sterna hitundo)
on Great Gull Island, New York and of the Sooty Tern (S. fuscata) on the Dry Tortugas, Florida. The respiratory energy requirement was determined by measuring oxygen consum..[more]..
Source: The Auk 98: 361-378
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Title
Oxygen Consumption and Organ Growth in Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Embryos
Author(s): Q. ZHANG AND G. C. WHITTOW
Abstract: A previous report (Zhang and Whittow 1992) described the patterns of embryonic oxygen consumption and organ growth in the Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus). In the presents tudy, similar data were obtained for the Sooty Tern. There are som..[more]..
Source: The Auk 110(4):939-943, 1993
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Title
New Zealand-banded Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) breeds in the Seychelles
Author(s): RODERICK 0. COSSEE
Abstract: Over 14 600 Sooty Terns (Sterna fuscata serrata) have been banded under
the New Zealand National Banding Scheme. The great majority of them
was banded between 1961 and 1969 by Civil Aviation staff stationed on Raoul
Island in the Kermadec group (2..[more]..
Source: NOTORNIS 43
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Title
An inventory of Sooty Terns (Sterna fuscata) in the western Indian Ocean
with special reference to threats and trends

Author(s): Chris J Feare, Sebastien Jaquemet and Matthieu Le Corre
Abstract: The western Indian Ocean supports over 6 200 000 pairs of Sooty Terns, some in very large colonies. During the past two
centuries colonies have exhibited increase, stability, decline and extinction. The main drivers of these trends have been
habita..[more]..
Source: Ostrich 2007, 78(2): 423-434
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Title
INFLUENCE OF DATE AND BODY MASS AT FLEDGING ON LONG-TERM
SURVIVAL OF SOOTY TERNS STERNA FUSCATA

Author(s): CHRIS J. FEARE
Abstract: The Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata is a pan-tropical seabird that nests typically on isolated oceanic islands. Sooty Terns nest always on the ground, generally amongst sparse herb vegetation and often in large dense colonies, sometimes numbering hundreds ..[more]..
Source: Marine Ornithology 30: 46-47 (2002)
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Title
CLIMATOLOGICAL EFFECTS ON THE BREEDING OF TERNS
Author(s): Graham Quartly, Sebastien Jaquemet, Matthieu Le Corre, David Monticelli and Jaime Ramos
Abstract: The physical circulation in the Western Indian Ocean controls the supply of nutrients, and this, combined with the stability of the surface layer and the availability of sunlight
controls the primary production. In this note, we review two papers’ ..[more]..
Source: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10
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Title
Egg specific gravity and incubation in the Sooty Tern and Brown Noddy.
Author(s): William Y. Brown
Abstract: Flotation characteristics of birds’ eggs are commonly used to estimate their age.
Schreiber (1970) and Hays and LeCroy (1971) have recently attempted to quantify the relationship between the appearance (degree of emergence and position) larid eggs ..[more]..
Source: Auk, Vol. 93
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All of Sternidae

  1. Aleutian Tern
  2. Sterna aleutica
  1. Arctic Tern
  2. Sterna paradisaea
  1. Brown Noddy
  2. Anous stolidus
  1. Caspian Tern
  2. Sterna caspia
  1. Elegant Tern
  2. Sterna elegans
  1. Gull-Billed Tern
  2. Gelochelidon nilotica
  1. Least Tern
  2. Sterna antillarum
  1. Lesser Crested-Tern
  2. Sterna bengalensis
  1. Little Tern
  2. Sterna albifrons
  1. Roseate Tern
  2. Sterna dougallii
  1. Royal Tern
  2. Sterna maxima
  1. Sandwich Tern
  2. Sterna sandvicensis
  1. Sooty Tern
  2. Sterna fuscata
  1. Tern
  2. Sterna hirundo
  1. Whiskered Tern
  2. Chlidonias hybridus
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