White Tern at Quilpie sw Qld?

Subject: White Tern at Quilpie sw Qld?
From: "Tim Murphy" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:49:28 +1000
Immature Gull-bills are very white indeed with just a black splodge behind
the eye.

The chance of a white tern in Quilpe is effectively zero, or at least the
same as that of a Night Parrot on Lord Howe Island..

Tim Murphy

-----Original Message-----
 Behalf Of Elizabeth Shaw
Sent: Sunday, 22 April 2007 9:52 AM
To: Margaret Cameron
Subject: White Tern at Quilpie sw Qld?

 Thanks, Margaret and others,
I'm still not happy and may get to look at this bird again in the next few
The non-breeding Gull-billed Tern in Pizzey is a possibility.  I have seen
these and other inland terns before.  I was expecting one of these birds.  I
felt the bird was white all over, but don't remember seeing the top wings
close up, so I'll take it as one of these until I get another look or
someone else sees it and convinces me otherwise.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Margaret Cameron" <>
To: "Elizabeth Shaw" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 23:11:20 +1000
Subject: White Tern at Quilpie sw Qld?

Juvenile Gull billed tern? Much bigger but more likely surely?


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