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DSC_0904.Gull-billed Tern

Observed: 8th May 2012 By: Stobart 876
DSC_0904.Gull-billed Tern

I didn't do this sooner because I did not have the internet. I suppose it is a Gull-billed Tern. I know you will put me right.

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Gull-billed or Black-Headed

I am not yet convinced; surely a black-headed gull would not have black legs and beak

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The light isn't helping but the legs are red and there is traces of red in the bill. As I say the light is making them look darker, I think.

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Black head

If you compare the shape of the 'black head' in this photo with these of gull-billed terns you can see that on the terns it's more like a black cap that extends down the back of the neck, whereas on the black-headed gull it's more of a brown hood that has slipped forward!