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Matthew O’Donnell Biodiversity Friday, December 14, 2007 Roseate Tern This Roseate Tern is listed endangered on both the federal and state level. On average the adult Roseate Terns are about 33-41 cm long and weighs approximately 95-130 grams. There are breeding and non-breeding adults in population that are distinguished by the upperparts of their bodies. Breeding adults have grey upper parts and white under parts, while non-breeding adults the forehead becomes white and the crown becomes white marked with black, merging with a black patch that extends from the eyes back to the nape. The chicks are spiky looking due to the fact the down is gathered like tips. The Roseate Tern is considered native to Massachusetts because half its population has been in Buzzards Bay or Cape Cod region. With the invasion of gulls the Roseate Tern’s population has been declining. The Roseate Tern is a plunge-diver feeding mostly on sea lance, and small fish which affects the time of breeding. Not much is known about the migration of the Roseate Tern, but during the winter
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ECONOMICS 103 taught by Professor Crocker during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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