One good tern deserves...

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Subject: One good tern deserves...
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 10:13:30 +1000
Sorry Stu, but these are definitely Whiskered in breeding plumage. At this
time of year most or all WWBT should have pretty much finished moulting into
non-breeding plumage and would have mostly white underparts. Even partly
moulted WWBT would have a very mottled appearance rather than the solid dark
belly these birds show. The head pattern, as Ian has pointed out, fits
breeding Whiskered perfectly. I don't think WWBT would ever show such a neat
black cap and pale cheek stripe.



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