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Whiskered (Marsh) Tern
Chlidonias hybridus
Bird Family :"Gulls and Terns"
Description :Common local species. Length 27cm. Eats mainly aquatic animals, seldom eats scraps. Nest are made of vegetation, near water or may float on water.
Typical Habitat :Lakes, swamps, saltmash and estuaries.
Distribution :Common Australia wide, except arid areas.
Migration :Nomadic / non breeding in local area. Main breeding season, September to January, variable.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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