The Sooty Tern is a seabird that breeds on equatorial islands. Outside of breeding, they rarely are seen on land. The Sooty Tern has two nicknames related to its loud and somewhat obnoxious call. It is called the Wideawake Tern; in Hawaiian its name means cacophony. The Sooty Tern used to be part of an important ritual for the people of Easter Island. The clan of the "birdman" who could collect the first egg from a Sooty or Grey-backed Tern each year would control the island's resources. The Sooty Tern has been on Birdorable since July 2007. Be sure to check out our great collection of Sooty Tern t-shirts & gifts!
We're adding new birds each day until we reach our 500th Birdorable species! Today's Bonanza bird is the Least Tern. Gift-giving is part of the
Today we have added the Inca Tern to Birdorable. Inca Terns have a mostly dark grey plumage, with the tail being darker. The wings
Here are ten interesting facts about the Caspian Tern: The Caspian Tern is the world's largest tern species. The Caspian Tern's diet consists almost entirely of
Doesn't this Common Tern have the cutest tiny feet? We took this picture at Starrevaart, a bird sanctuary near The Hague in the Netherlands.
Terns are seabirds with worldwide distribution. This design features nine different Terns that live across the United States and Europe. They are: Caspian Tern Royal Tern Sooty
If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr)
Previous blog posts
- Spot the Birdorable 69 (6/23/2010)
- T-Shirt Tuesday: Barred Parakeets (6/22)
- The King of Birds (6/21)
- Baby Birdorable: Scarlet Ibis (6/18)
- Nashvillian in name only (6/17)
- T-Shirt Tuesday: New Brown Pelican Gulf Coast Tees (6/15)
- Milk-thieving tits! (6/14)
- Baby Birdorable: Snowy Plover (6/11)
- Spot the Birdorable 68 (6/10)
- Kirtland's Warbler and the Migration Sensation (6/9)
RT @wildfarms: @EJRaoulduke1976 @voraciousbrain @birdorable vultures are sophisticated- cute at times, stunning at times, neck-deep in gore…
Lucky indeed!! MT @birdorable how lucky am I? 8 of these cutie-pies are found in South Africa. I've seen all of them.