Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)  
Genus: Onychoprion (2 species, 4 worldwide)


Bridled Tern
Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus melanopterus)
Homestead, Florida,  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Normally seen far from shore, often resting on floating objects. The Bridled Tern is smaller than the slightly larger [Sooty Tern], and has grey-brown and not black wings.

Sooty Tern
Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus fuscatus)
Homestead, Florida,  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Normally seen far from shore, often resting on floating objects. Compare to [Bridled Tern]. There are millions of Sooty Tern in the world, and there are records at inland bodies of water as well.


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