Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus / Pakalakala
Facts About Gray-backed Tern
- A plunge diver, the gray-backed tern does not depend on predatory fish to drive prey to surface. Diet consists of sea striders, crustaceans, juvenile flying fish, cowfish, and goat fish.
- Life Span
- 18 years
- Length: 35-38 cm (14-15 in); wing span: 73-76 cm (29-30 in)
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2013