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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Laridae.


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  • Similarly, white tern (Gygis alba) has diminished populations.

    Trinidade-Martin Vaz Islands tropical forests

  • For seabirds some of the largest colonies of tropical Atlantic seabirds are found on the Fernando de Noronha islands, with large numbers species including the black noddy or Anous minutis, the brown noddy Anous stolidus, the sooty tern Sterna fuscata, the fairy tern Gygis alba, the masked booby Sula dactylatra, the brown booby Sula leucogaster, the red footed booby Sula sula; the magnificent frigatebird Fragata magnificans and the red-billed tropicbird Phaethon aethereus.

    Brazilian Atlantic Islands, Brazil

  • The small islands and rocks around Cocos Island and within this ecoregion also maintain important nesting colonies of migratory seabirds such as the brown booby (Sula leucogaster), red-footed booby (Sula sula), Fregata minor, Gygis alba and Anous stolidus.

    Cocos Island moist forests

  • Other seabirds include white booby (Sula dactylatra), brown booby (Sula leucogasta), fairy tern (Gygis alba), Madeiran petrel (Oceanodroma castra), and black noddy (Arious tenuirestris).

    Ascension scrub and grasslands

  • Birds of special concern include an endemic subspecies, the Maldivian pond heron (Ardeola grayii phillipsi), white tern (Gygis alba monte), lesser frigate (Fregata ariel iredalei), black-naped tern (Sterna sumatrana), brown-winged tern (S. anaethetus), and large-crested tern (S. bergi).

    Maldives-Lakshadweep-Chagos Archipelago tropical moist forests

  • Other species that regularly occur at Malpelo and most likely breed in small numbers include: red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aenthereus), red-footed booby (Sula sula), black noddy (Anous minutus), brown noody (A. stolidus), white tern (Gygis alba), and great and magnificent frigatebirds (Frigata minor and F. magnificens, respectively).

    Malpelo Island xeric scrub

  • Species found here include streaked shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas), brown booby (Sula leucogaster), red-footed booby (S. sula), great crested tern (Sterna bergii), and white tern (Gygis alba).

    South China Sea Islands

  • The atolls of the Marshall Islands, especially Taongi and Bikar, are extremely important as rookeries for seabirds such as great frigatebirds (Fregata minor), brown boobies (Sula leucogaster), red-footed boobies (Sula sula), wedge-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus), red-tailed tropic birds (Phaethon rubricauda), sooty terns (Sterna fuscata), white terns (Gygis alba), and brown noddies (Anous stolidis).

    Eastern Micronesia tropical moist forests

  • Breeding seabirds include white terns (Gygis alba), masked booby (Sula dactylatra), sooty tern (Sterna fuscata), brown booby (Sula leucogaster), brown noddy (Anous stolidus), black noddy (Anous minutus), and greater frigate (Fregata minor).

    Clipperton Island shrub and grasslands


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