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Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica affinis)

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica affinis), Stockton Sandspit, NSW, Australia

 

Ebird checklist:

ebird.org/australia/checklist/S64035266

 

It breeds in warmer parts of the world in southern Europe, temperate and eastern Asia, both coasts of North America, eastern South America. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details.

 

All forms show a post-breeding dispersal, but the northern breeders are most migratory, wintering south to Africa, the Caribbean and northern South America, southern Asia and New Zealand.

 

Source: Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gull-billed_tern

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Taken on February 2, 2020