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A nonbreeding concentration of Roseate and Common Terns in Bahia, Brazil

Journal of Field Ornithology

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Abstract

We report recoveries of banded Roseate (Sterna dougallii) and Common (S. hirundo) Terns netted at Mangue Seco, Bahia, Brazil (11? 27'S, 37? 21'W). Mangue Seco is the first reported South American location where large numbers of Roseate Terns concentrate December-March, and where members of both the North American and Caribbean populations occur together during these months. A Roseate Tern recovered at Mangue Seco sets an age record of 25.6 years for the species. Recoveries at Mangue Seco of Common Terns banded in the Azores (37? -38?N, 25? -29?W) suggest there is a regular transatlantic movement by Common Terns between the two locations.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A nonbreeding concentration of Roseate and Common Terns in Bahia, Brazil
Series title:
Journal of Field Ornithology
Volume
70
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
455-464
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
455
Last page:
464
Number of Pages:
10