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  Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata)





Sooty Tern | Sterna fuscata photo
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus on Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals

Image by Duncan Wright, USFWS - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

Sooty Tern | Sterna fuscata photo
Sooty Tern in flight, Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals

Image by Duncan Wright, USFWS - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

SOOTY TERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Sterna fuscata in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Sterna
Species:fuscata
Common Name:Sooty Tern

Relatives in same Genus
  Little Tern (S. albifrons)
  Bridled Tern (S. anaethetus)
  Lesser Crested Tern (S. bengalensis)
  Crested Tern (S. bergii)
  Caspian Tern (S. caspia)
  Roseate Tern (S. dougallii)
  Common Tern (S. hirundo)
  Fairy Tern (S. nereis)
  Gull-billed Tern (S. nilotica)
  Arctic Tern (S. paradisaea)
  White-fronted Tern (S. striata)
  Black-naped Tern (S. sumatrana)
  Antarctic Tern (S. vittata)