Caspian Tern
Murray Mallee Region
Pacific Gull
Posterior
 
                      
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Coastal Birds (Charadriiformes)
Family: Gull (Laridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)
This Photo:     

Thank you Geoffrey Cox for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
We originally thought this was a Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) but Geoffrey indicated they have a much smaller beak and that this species had a matching sized beak, as well as other diagnostics.

Copyright © 2011-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Nov-2011
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)