Sooty Tern

Onychoprion fuscatus - Sterne fuligineuse

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Onychoprion

  • Species
    :

    fuscatus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 45 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 82 à 94 cm.
  • Weight
    : 120 à 285 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 7 Subspecies

  • Onychoprion fuscatus fuscatus (Gulf of Mexico and West Indies, Gulf of Guinea, s Atlantic)
  • Onychoprion fuscatus nubilosus (Red Sea and Indian Ocean to Ryukyu Is., Philippines and Greater Sundas)
  • Onychoprion fuscatus serratus (w and n Australia and New Guinea through the s Pacific to Easter I.)
  • Onychoprion fuscatus kermadeci (Kermadec, Lord Howe and Norfolk Is.)
  • Onychoprion fuscatus oahuensis (Bonin Is.. Japan. to the Hawaiian Is. south to Kiritimati (Line Is.))
  • Onychoprion fuscatus crissalis (islands off w Mexico to the Galápagos)
  • Onychoprion fuscatus luctuosus (Juan Fernández Is.. Chile.)

Foreign names

  • Sterne fuligineuse,
  • Charrán Sombrío,
  • Gaivina-de-dorso-preto,
  • Rußseeschwalbe,
  • füstös csér,
  • Bonte Stern,
  • Sterna fuligginosa,
  • Sottärna,
  • Sotterne,
  • rybár čiernochrbtý,
  • rybák černohřbetý,
  • Sodfarvet Terne,
  • nokitiira,
  • Roetsterretjie,
  • xatrac fosc,
  • Möttulþerna,
  • rybitwa czarnogrzbieta,
  • tumšais zīriņš,
  • črnoperuta čigra,
  • Тёмная крачка,
  • Dara-laut sayap-hitam,
  • セグロアジサシ,
  • 乌燕鸥,
  • นกนางนวลแกลบดำ,
  • 烏領燕鷗,

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

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