Whiskered Tern behaviour
"Robert Read" <>
Wed, 23 Jan 2002 22:35:55 +0930
On 20/01 a flock of about 10Whiskered Terns were hovering over grassland
near the Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, apparently hunting grasshoppers. I
have seen similar behaviour before.
I would be grateful for any comments on two questions.
Is this behaviour of hunting over dryland often seen?
If the Whiskered Terns can make a living hunting grasshoppers why are they
always found near water?
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