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Sooty Tern

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Alternate name
Onychoprion fuscatus Scientific name
Charadriidae Order
Sternidae Family
3336 cm Length
Tropical sandy, pebbly or rocky coastline. Tropical continental shelf and deep oceanic waters. Found:- Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 - 3 eggs in large colonies. Clutch
Fish, squid. Food  
Oceanic only coming to land to breed. Habits
3271 World Number
Least Concern Status

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