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(Redirected from Larosterna Inca)
39β42 cm (15ΒΌ-16Β½ in)
Immature birds are purple-brown, and gradually develop the facial plumes.
Rocky cliffs, concrete structures along the coast.
They plunge dive for fish (especially small anchovetta) like a "Sterna" tern, or by swooping low over the water. Additionally takes scraps left by sea lions or other predators, as well as offal from fishing activities. When feeding may assemble in large flocks.
These terns hover over sea lions and dolphins in order try to steal fish out of their mouth. Watching out for hovering Inca terns is therefore a great way to find these mammals.
They nest in a hollow or burrow or sometimes the old nest of a Humboldt Penguin, and lay 1-2 eggs which are incubated for about 4 weeks. The chicks leave the nest after 7 weeks.
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