Thursday, 4 September 2014

Bird #86: Gull-billed Tern




Common Name: Gull-billed Tern
Scientific Name: Gelochelidon nilotica

Description:
13-15 inches; chunky gull like tern; bill black, short and thick; crown whitish with greyish fleck and spot behind the eyes; wings long, broad, very long outer primaries; upperparts light grey; underparts white; legs black.Breeding: crown and nape black.

Habitat:
lakes, marshes and coasts.
Statue: Migrant

References:

Websites:
·         Wikipedia
·          All about Birds
·         Whatbird.com