Sooty & Bridled Tern Sizes

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Subject: Sooty & Bridled Tern Sizes
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 10:02:45 +1000
g'day all,
Can anyone explain the following published length size variations for Sooty and Bridled Terns.
Hanzab and Morcombe have lengths 10cm shorter than the earlier published Field Guides
How could Peter, Ken and Graham have been wrong for so long ?
There is no doubt a simple explanation.
SOOTY             cm            page
Slater              42/46        148   
S & D (6th)     40/46        106
P & K              40/46         238
Hanzab          33/36         752
Morcombe     33/36         154
Slater              36/41         148      
S & D (6th)     36/42         106
P & K               38/42         238
Hanzab           30/32         738
Morcombe      30/32         154
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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