Tag: Sooty Tern

An inventory of Sooty Terns (Sterna fuscata) in the western Indian Oceanwith special reference to threats and trends

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Science Article 4 abstract The western Indian Ocean supports over 6 200 000 pairs of Sooty Terns, some in very large colonies. During the past twocenturies colonies have exhibited increase, stability, decline and extinction. The main drivers of these trends have beenhabitat change and unregulated human exploitation, especially of adults; introduced […]

Influence of date and body mass at fledging on long-term survival of sooty terns sterna fuscata

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) Science Article 5 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 of thousands of pairs (Gochfeld & Burger 1996, Schreiber at […]