White terns’ first nest in Mexico

This video is called Midway Atoll, White Tern, Gygis alba, perching.

From the Wilson Journal of Ornithology in the USA:

Volume 125, Issue 4 (December 2013)

First Breeding Record of the White Tern, Gygis alba, in México

Juan E. Martínez-Gómez 1,3 and Noemí Matías-Ferrer 2

1 Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Red de Interacciones Multitróficas, Apartado Postal 63, Xalapa, Veracruz 91000, México

2 Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-153. 04510. México

We report the first breeding record of the White Tern (Gygis alba) in México. We also provide notes on parental behavior of this species on Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, México. We observed two adults feeding one nestling during the summer of 2012 at a nest located on the naval base on Socorro Island. The White Tern is considered a vagrant species in the Revillagigedo Archipelago. Although a breeding colony was mistakenly reported earlier, our report positively confirms for the first time the breeding status of this species in México.

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