It’s Feathery Friday and we’re going to the tropical seas to meet a bird who spends most of it time out over open water. So let’s board the E & E boat and head out on today’s bird watching adventure!

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sooty tern   Range/Habitat: Worldwide/ Tropical seas

   Diet: carnivore: fish

   Length: 13-14”

   Conservation Status: common 


Fun Facts:

  •          Sooty Terns are brownish-black on top with white on the bellies.
  •          They are often seen in large flocks over open ocean.
  •          Sooty terns swoop near the water to scoop up prey.
  •          Sooty terns do not dive.
  •          They nest in large colonies on small islands.
  •          Sooty terns have a life span of up to 32 years.

Sooty terns are beautiful birds. We love that there are amazing birds that fly over open waters looking for their dinner!

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