|Post-breeding prospecting trips of adult Sandwich Terns Thalasseus sandvicensis|In: Bird Study. British Trust for Ornithology: Oxford. ISSN 0006-3657, more
Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787 [WoRMS]; Marine
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- Stienen, E.W.M., more
- Iliszko, L.
- Poot, M.J.M., more
Capsule Multiple tracking methods (colour-rings, plumage-markings and GPS-loggers) revealed that adult Sandwich Terns Thalasseus sandvicensis from the Netherlands showed prospecting behaviour in other colonies within Northwest Europe. Birds were recorded from a few kilometres to over 850 km away and in different countries around the Southern North Sea. Our data suggest large-scale connectivity between Northwest European Sandwich Tern colonies. Such connectivity is potentially of great importance when modelling the population structure of this species."