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Sooty Tern -- Onychoprion fuscatus More
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establish flock contact

emit alarm

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William V Ward
4 Jan 1967 at 18:35

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Kermadec Islands; Raoul Island; Southeast Denham Bay
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -29.25   -177.95
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  • Bay/Harbor
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  • Mono
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  • MAGNEMITE 610E
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NOTES: I SAT IN THE SAND DUNES ABOVE THE BEACH. OVERHEAD THE 'NIGHTCLUB' (SEE LNS 03814) CIRCLED WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED BIRDS MOST OF WHICH FLEW UP FROM THE COLONY AT THE SW END OF THE BEACH 1 1/2 MILES AWAY. SOME BIRDS CAME IN THE SEA. ONCE IN A WHILE A PAIR WOULD FLY OFF ON A ZOOMING OR ERRATIC FLIGHT CLOSE TOGETHER. ALTHOUGH NESTING WAS WELL UNDERWAY, SOME NEW NESTS WERE BEING STARTED. HOWEVER, THE PURPOSE OF THE NIGHTCLUB AT THIS TIME APPEARED TO BE A COMMUNAL GET-TOGETHER. THE 'RRR-UK' CALLS SEEM

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