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Thalasseus bergii

Crested Tern at Merimbula, NSW

Thalasseus bergii at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Jul 2020
Thalasseus bergii at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Jul 2020
Thalasseus bergii at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Jul 2020
Thalasseus bergii at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Jul 2020
Thalasseus bergii at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Jul 2020
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Identification history

Thalasseus bergii 23 Sep 2022 plants
Unidentified 23 Sep 2022 michaelb

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Merimbula

8 comments

michaelb wrote:
   23 Sep 2022
Is it possible to ID this flock or some of them?
Liam.m wrote:
   23 Sep 2022
Smaller terns look like common/white fronted. Looking at eBird, seems more likely that they’re White-fronted Terns.
plants wrote:
   24 Sep 2022
Crested Terns for sure. White-frinted Terns have a black bill for a start (at least in non-breeding plumage), they are never this numerous on the coast.
Liam.m wrote:
   24 Sep 2022
I was talking about the smaller terns amongst them. E.g in the first image on the far left, directly in front of a crested tern
Liam.m wrote:
   24 Sep 2022
There’s about 5/6 that I can see throughout the photos
plants wrote:
   24 Sep 2022
Gotcha. Havcing copied photi and zoomed in, I can see a smaller tern in that photo but I would not like to call it.
Liam.m wrote:
   24 Sep 2022
I agree, photos aren’t good enough to call it on, but by process of elimination they’re either common or white fronted terns, and as I said, looking at eBird, white fronted would be more probable.
michaelb wrote:
   25 Sep 2022
Thanks guys

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 16 Jul 2020 04:56 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

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