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Sooty Tern -- Onychoprion fuscatus More
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call

Social context: colony

fight

establish parent young contact

 

 

William V Ward
5 Jan 1967 at 15:38

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Kermadec Islands; Raoul Island; Northwest Denham Bay
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -29.25   -177.95
    Habitats
  • Bay/Harbor
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  • Mono
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  • MAGNEMITE 610E
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NOTES: PARENT AND CHICK (3 DAYS OLD) COMMUNICATION. CHICK: 'CHEEP'; PARENT: 'QUORK QUORK QUORK'. PARENT WAS GIVING WHAT APPEARED TO BE INTERMITTENT WARNINGS INTERSPERSED WITH CHICK'S CHEEPING THEN GOT INTO A BRIEF FIGHT WITH ANOTHER ADULT--EMITTING L 1 JUVENILE(S); 2 ADULT(S); Sex: UNKNOWNIQUID FLUCTUATING-FREQENCY NOTES. THE OTHER BIRD WAS MORE PROBABLY THE CAUSE OF THE WARNINGS RATHER THAN MY PRESENCE. SPECIMEN COLLECTED BY D. V. MERTON AND LOCATED AT THE DOMINION MUSEUM.

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