Sushi, Wasabe, & Sashimi
Fish, Shrimp, Small Marine Animals
South America from Ecuador to Chile.
Highly inaccessible rocks & space near the shoreline.
Inca Terns live and breed in noisy colonies. They are graceful fliers, but not strong swimmers. Terns have a pointed bill for “stabbing” at prey in the water.
Females lay a clutch of 1-3 eggs. These chicks hatch after a 3-4 week incubation in a nest on islands of guano (mounds of droppings rising above the water).
ANIMAL FUN FACT!
Inca Terns have been observed diving across the open mouths of killer whales to steal food from the orcas.