'Chlidonias' Terns hawking over fields in Samford, SEQ

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Subject: 'Chlidonias' Terns hawking over fields in Samford, SEQ
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 15:46:31 +1000
Hi All,

Just a quickie, travelling home this 'arvo saw 9 'marsh' terns hawking over the CSIRO fields outside Samford (NW of Brisbane) in the wet weather. Looked to me like non-breeding White-winged (C. leucoptera) but could have been n-b Whiskered (C. hybrida).... should White-winged be in breeding-plumage yet? Some showed dark primary-shaft feathers and some had large black patches on rear of head/ top of neck, and there were a couple that appeared to be moulting darker feathers. Would welcome any opinions on their identity.


Tom & Marie Tarrant
Samsonvale, Queensland 4520


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