Soody Tern, Wideawake Tern, wideawake, ?ewa ?ewa (Hawaii), manutara (Polynesia)
The Atlantic Sooty Terns (ssp. fuscatus) breed in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
The Indopacific Sooty Terns (ssp. nubilosus) breed from Red Sea across Indian Ocean to at least central Pacific.
This large tern measures about 33 - 36 cm (13 -14 inches) in length, including the long, deeply-forked tail. The upper plumage is dark grey and the plumage below is whitish. The bill and legs are black.