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Larosterna inca (Inca Tern)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Inca tern (Larosterna inca) is a seabird in the family Sternidae. It is the only member of the genus Larosterna.This uniquely plumaged bird breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the Humboldt Current. It is an erratic, rare visitor to the southwest coast of Ecuador. It can be identified by its dark grey body, white moustache on both sides of its head, and red-orange beak and feet.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
9
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
38
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.31173
EDGE Score: 2.81081

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  180 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [2]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Scavenger [2]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Incubation [1]  26 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  26 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Atacama desert Chile Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Chilean matorral Chile Neotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Sechura desert Peru Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tumbes-Piura dry forests Ecuador, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Isla Foca Peru A1, A4ii
Isla Lobos de Afuera Peru A1  
Laguna de Ite Peru A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Río Tambo y Lagunas de Mejía Peru A1, A2, A3, A4iii
Reserva Nacional de Paracas Peru A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No

Prey / Diet

Engraulis anchoita (Anchoita)[4]
Engraulis australis (Australian anchovy)[4]
Engraulis capensis (Southern African anchovy)[4]
Engraulis encrasicolus (Southern African anchovy)[4]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[4]
Engraulis mordax (Californian anchoveta)[4]
Engraulis ringens (Anchoveta)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Leucophaeus pipixcan (Franklin's Gull)1
Oceanodroma markhami (Markham's Storm-Petrel)1
Pelecanoides garnotii (Peruvian Diving Petrel)1
Pelecanus thagus (Peruvian Pelican)1
Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Neotropic Cormorant)1
Phalacrocorax gaimardi (red-legged cormorant)1
Spheniscus humboldti (Humboldt Penguin)1
Sternula lorata (Peruvian Tern)1
Sula nebouxii (Blue-footed Booby)1
Sula variegata (Peruvian Booby)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Bird Park Marlow
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Cameron Park Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cologne Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenpark Emmen
El Paso Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Great Plains Zoo
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Louisville Zoological Garden
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Newport Aquarium
Oceanario de Lisboa
Odense Zoologiske Have
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Oregon Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Randers Regnskov
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine
Zoo Krefeld GmbH
Zoo Landau in der Pfalz
Zoo New England, Stone Zoo
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH

Range Map

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds, Robert E. Ricklefs, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 31: 103–111. Copenhagen 2000
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5THE PREDATION OF GUANO BIRDS ON THE PERUVIAN ANCHOVY (Engraulis ringens JENYNS), Romulo Jordán, CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE OCEANIC FISHERIES INVESTIGATIONS, REPORTS VOLUME XI, 1 JULY 1963 TO 30 JUNE 1966, p. 105-109
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access