by Lucas and Ben
There are 55 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Antarctica.
They stay in groups plus, if a female has an egg the male has to keep warm by putting it under it's leg fur.
Storm petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, part of the order Procellariiformess. These smallest of seabirds feed on planktonic
Terns are a group of generally general medium to large sea-birds typically with grey or white plumage, often with black markings on the head. Most terns hunt fish by diving but some pick insects off the surface of fresh water. Terns are generally long-lived birds, with several species now known to live in excess of 25 to 30 years. There are 44 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Antarctica.
- Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
- Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata
Weight: 980 to 1900 g
Distribution: continent and Antarctic islands
Egg laying: November to January.
Hatching: December to January.
Departure of chicks: February to march.
Food: eggs and chick of Adelie penguins, but feeds also at sea (fish) and out of human wastes.
Distribution at sea: Antarctic waters. Comes to Antarctica in winter, but most stay near the sea-ice.