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Great Crested Tern and Silver gull

Sterna bergii and Larus novaehollandiae

Description:

Crested Terns have a crest of black feathers on there heads and a pale yellow beak. There plumage is white, except for the wings which are grey. Silver gulls have a white breast with grey wings and a red beak and legs. You'll see these guys at practically any beach in Australia.

Habitat:

Crested Terns live in small to large flocks that sometimes have other species of seabirds living with them. Silver gulls can be found at practically any beach in Australia.

Notes:

I only just noticed these guys mating! I'm pretty happy with this shot! Thanks to ChicquitaRajawali and Atul for pointing out a few mistakes.

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10 Comments

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 10 years ago

Thanks!

sara.htaik101
sara.htaik101 10 years ago

Cool! And Nice capture.

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 10 years ago

Just edited this pic with vignette and i have to say that it looks so much better!

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 10 years ago

Okay, thanks!

Chicquita
Chicquita 10 years ago

It is very nice, indeed!
Silver Gull at the front is a juvenile.

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 10 years ago

Okay thanks! I'll change the name now.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

yes its really a fabulous pic !!!
youve captured the trens beautifully
Looks like a greater crested tern

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 10 years ago

Thanks!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Awesome!

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 10 years ago

Anyone like this pic? :)

Uncle Minty
Spotted by
Uncle Minty

4580, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Nov 21, 2011
Submitted on Nov 21, 2011

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