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Gull-billed Tern
Sterna nilotica
Gull Billed Tern

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

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Bird Family :"Gulls and Terns"
Description :Common local species. Length 39cm. Has a black bill. Eats crabs, fish, small lizards and insects.
Typical Habitat :Coastal areas, inland lakes and crops.
Distribution :Common Australia wide. Subspecies macrotarsa is a breeding endemic, recorded outside Australia in certain seasons.
Migration :Resident / winter migrant / non breeding in local area. Main breeding season, September to January, variable.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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