FEATHERY FRIDAY #74
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!
MEET THE SOOTY TERN!
Diet: carnivore: fish
Conservation Status: common
- 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!