Onychoprion fuscata - definition of Onychoprion fuscata by The Free Dictionary
sooty tern (redirected from Onychoprion fuscata)
A widespread pelagic tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) primarily of tropical waters, having black plumage above and white below. Also called wideawake.
a black-and-white tern, Sterna fuscata, of small tropical islands.
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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.