sooty tern

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sooty tern

n.
A widespread pelagic tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) primarily of tropical waters, having black plumage above and white below. Also called wideawake.

soot′y tern′


n.
a black-and-white tern, Sterna fuscata, of small tropical islands.
[1775–85]
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Rußseeschwalbe
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Month/year Number of nest Sector Season March 1990 4 S Out July 1992 0 S In April 1994 0 S Out October 1996 24 S In June 1998 4 S In November 2000 0 S Out June 2002 0 S In February 2004 * 0 S Out November 2004 * 6 S Out October 2005 18 N In February 2006 5 S Out * Two counts occurred in 2004 with AOS expeditions to Ascension timed to coincide with the subannual breeding season ofthe sooty tern Onychoprion fuscata, another seabird species at the focus of ongoing research efforts.