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Crested Tern (in breeding Plumage)

Thalasseus bergii ssp. cristata (syn. Sterna bergii ssp. cristata)

Description:

Terns and Noddy on a hot day

Habitat:

Great Barrier Reef


1 Species ID Suggestions

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago
Crested Tern (in breeding plumage)
Thalasseus bergii ssp. cristata (syn. Sterna bergii ssp. cristata) Greater crested tern - Wikipedia


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3 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

Rejoice in the fact that they were outside and actually saw something. Most people are so preoccupied with the nonsense on their phones, they would miss a herd of elephants if it passed them by. These are the same people who looked stunned when they mindlessly walk of the kerb and see traffic bearing down on them. Rant over. Welcome back anytime :)

Hema
Hema 3 weeks ago

Thanks Neil. Still missing the beautiful country. What was surprising is that out of the 30 tourists that was in our tour, I was the only one who saw these. The others were literally blind to birds. Their loss.They did show interest in mammals however..

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

Nice spotting, Hema. Here's an excellent link with an excellent image gallery and map - https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:...

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Lat: -18.19, Long: 147.45

Spotted on Mar 12, 2019
Submitted on May 13, 2019

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