First confirmed sighting of a whiskered tern in the Hawaiian archipelago. It was discovered enjoying a brackish pond surrounded by endangered Laysan ducks. The whiskered tern breeds in a number of areas in southern Europe, India, south-west and south-east Asia, south-east Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Populations that breed in cooler northern locations migrate south for winter, to tropical Africa, India or Indonesia, a journey that can cover up to 5,000 miles. The whiskered tern lives mainly in inland marshes, pools and lakes, where there is substantial vegetation. It feeds on terrestrial and aquatic insects,
mosquitoes, spiders, frogs, tadpoles, small crabs, shrimps and small fish.