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Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Sternidae - Sterna - Sterna fuscata

Species Description
The Sooty Tern is a marine bird which reaches a little over one foot in length. The Sooty Tern lives in tropical oceans and rarely comes to shore except to breed. It usually lays one to three eggs on a rocky shore. The Sooty Tern can stay out to sea for years at a time. The average lifespan of the tern is about 32 years. The Sooty Tern is also known as the Wideawake Tern because of its incessant calls.
Skeletal Elements Available

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)

Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )

Right Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )

Mandible (Jawbone )
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