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Sooty Tern -- Onychoprion fuscatus More
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William V Ward
4 Jan 1967 at 17:15

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Kermadec Islands; Raoul Island; Middle Denham Bay
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -29.25   -177.95
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  • Bay/Harbor
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  • MAGNEMITE 610E
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NOTES: SEVERAL BIRDS. EACH AFTERNOON BIRDS WOULD FLY FROM NW TO SW DENHAM BAY TO THEIR 'NIGHTCLUB' AREA FOR WIDE CIRCLING FLIGHTS--NOT LANDING ON THE GROUND. THE 'NIGHTCLUB' STARTED BEFORE NESTING BEGAN AND BIRDS WOULD ALIGHT ON THE SAND AT NIGHT, BUT AT THIS TIME AFTER NESTING WAS UNDERWAY THE BIRDS CIRCLED IN THE AIR. IF THE 'NIGHTCLUB' CONSISTED MAINLY OF 'UNEMPLOYED' BIRDS. CALLS A ROLLING 'ER-WIDE-AH ER-WIDE-AH'.

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