Gull-billed Terns in Caloundra, SEQ

To: Sav Saville <>
Subject: Gull-billed Terns in Caloundra, SEQ
From: Adrian Boyle <>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 16:40:33 +0800
Hi Sav

Yep all look like Macros to me from the photos.
They have probably had a great breeding season recently with all the water in 
central Australia and are starting to disperse.
Cheers Adrian

On 24/09/2011, at 3:26 PM, Sav Saville wrote:

> All the birds appear to be macrotarsa, at least all those that have been
> seen closely are.
> It seems that no previous GBTs here were assigned to sub-species, but there
> is no evidence to suggest that affinis has ever been seen here. Several
> photos are available at
> and
> Cheers
> Sav
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Mike Carter
> Sent: Saturday, 24 September 2011 7:07 p.m.
> To: Sav Saville; 'Jill Dening'; 'birding-aus'
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Gull-billed Terns in Caloundra, SEQ
> What taxon is involved in this invasion? Australian breeding macrotarsa or
> migrant affinis from Asia.
> Mike Carter
> 30 Canadian Bay Road
> Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
> Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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