|Gygis alba||Order: Charadriiformes||Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)|
Gygis alba Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
This ethereal seabird is found across the tropical oceans of the world. It does not build a nest, but lays and incubates its single egg on a fairly thin branch or crotch. Chicks hatch out with sturdy gripping toes to survive.
I’ve never photographed this species. The photo here was taken by B. Navez.
Laura's Published Works
- Poop List! 2021
- Laura's Best Bird EVER! Chapter 7. White Tern 2018
- Wilson Bulletin 2004
- Birthday 2001 2001
- Hawaii! 2000
- Sixteen Years 1999