Gull-billed Tern
Gelochelidon (Sterna) nilotica
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The gull-billed tern is a palearctic migrant in East Africa from August to April. The top photo (Lake Magadi, 2-17) is courtesy of Paul Oliver. The non-breeding birds in the 2nd row were photographed at Lake Burunge (left, 9-12) and Pembe Abwe (1-08). The middle bird was photographed at Lake Albert (Uganda) (1-10), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The breeding bird in the lower photo was in Pangani (8-10), courtesy of Valéry Schollaert. The enlargements include a photo comparing common, lesser crested and gull-billed terns.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Valéry Schollaert, Paul Oliver, Michael Oates
Per Holmen, Siegfried Woldhek

Last Update this page: 2-13-17