Bridled tern Sterna anaethetus

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The dark upperparts and white underparts of the adult Bridled Tern are also found in the Sooty Tern but note that the Bridled Tern has a black cap, white collar, and gray-brown upperparts while the Sooty Tern is uniformly dark from the cap to the upperparts. From below, the Sooty Tern has darker flight feathers than the Bridled Tern.