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White-winged Black Tern
Chlidonias leucopterus
Bird Family :"Gulls and Terns"
Description :Common local species. Length 24cm. Often seen with Whiskered Turns. Roosts on the ground. Eats mainly aquatic animals, seldom eats scraps.
Typical Habitat :Lakes and coastal areas.
Distribution :Moderately common to uncommon Australia wide, except arid areas.
Migration :Summer migrant, October to May. Breeds in east central Asia.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
EPBC :Migratory

      Additional info ..locations seen (4)  ..   observations (1)  ..   habitats seen (2)  ..    
      EPBC = Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Commonwealth)

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