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690- 590 0 Sandwich Tern Dry Tortugas

Observed: 3rd March 2000 By: Shadow30Shadow30’s reputation in BirdsShadow30’s reputation in BirdsShadow30’s reputation in BirdsShadow30’s reputation in Birds
690- 590 0 Sandwich Tern Dry Tortugas
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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given location

more likely to be Cabot's Tern Thalasseus acuflavidus http://www.nabirding.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Sandwich-Cabots-Terns-Garner-et-al-2007-1.pdf now split by several authorities.

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Sandwich Tern Dry Tortugas

Well, thanks for that. Could be another 'armchair' lifer!
It's not listed as a full species in the Wildlife Recorder database which I use, however, I don't know who's taxonomy they use.
See:

http://www.wildlife.co.uk/birding_software/prod01.htm

John

David Gibbs's picture

databases

often take a while to be updated. I use this resource http://www.worldbirdnames.org/index.html. IOC opinion recently adopted by BOURC http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2011.01155.x/pdf

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Databases

Many thanks. I'll explore!

John