Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus

Photo: Michiel Oversteegen

Classification

Laridae [family]
Onychoprion [genus] (2)
fuscatus [species]

Classification

Laridae [family]
Onychoprion [genus] (2)
fuscatus [species]

Names

Dutch name Bonte stern
English name Sooty Tern
Alternative English name Egg bird (Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Martin)
Papiamento name Stèrnchi Bata Preto (Aruba)
Papiamento name Stèrnchi Batu Pretu (Bonaire)
Papiamento name Meuchi Bachi Pretu (Curaçao)
Valid name Onychoprion fuscatus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Synonym Sterna fuscata Linnaeus, 1766
Synonym Sterna fuscata fuscata (Linnaeus, 1766)

Classification