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Australian Wildlife

Australian Terns, Noddies



FAMILY : Gulls, Terns, Noddies, Skuas, Jaegers

Common Noddy
(Anous stolidus)
Common Noddy
The Common Noddy is similar to the White-capped Noddy but is larger and not as dark. The underside of the wing is pale. It is a dark brown seabird with white cap. The bill and feet are dark coloured. Young birds have less white on top of the head.... Click to continue>
Lesser Noddy
(Anous tenuirostris)
Lesser Noddy
The Lesser Noddy is the smallest of the three Australian noddies. It is grey black bird with white cap. The white cap spreads further down the head than in the White-capped Noddy and Common Noddy. The Common Noddy has overlapping range but can be... Click to continue>
White-capped Noddy
(Anous minutus)
White-capped Noddy
The White-capped Noddy is a type of tern often seen around Pacific islands including the Great Barrier Reef. It is a very dark colour with white cap. Young birds have darker cap, with white on the forehead. It has a long sharply pointed bill. The... Click to continue>
Black Tern
(Chlidonias niger)
Black Tern
The Black Tern is a rare vagrant to Australia. The breeding plumage has grey back, grey wings, black body. The non breeding plumage has grey back, grey wings, white neckband and grey head cap which extends down to the ears. The legs are short and... Click to continue>
Whiskered Tern
(Chlidonias hybridus)
Whiskered Tern
The Whiskered Tern is a fairly small tern often seen on inland wetlands. The non breeding adult has pale grey back and wings, white underside, mottled black cap on head, pink legs and dark bill. In the breeding season the cap is black, bill is red... Click to continue>
White-winged Black Tern
(Chlidonias leucopterus)
White-winged Black Tern
The White-winged Black Tern is a small tern often found around fresh water. The breeding plumage has black body, white rump , pale greyish white wings and tail, black bill and pink legs. The non breeding adult has grey back and wings, white... Click to continue>
White Tern
(Gygis alba)
White Tern
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Grey Ternlet
(Procelsterna albivitta)
Grey Ternlet
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Antarctic Tern
(Sterna vittata)
Antarctic Tern
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Arctic Tern
(Sterna paradisaea)
Arctic Tern
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Black-naped Tern
(Sterna sumatrana)
Black-naped Tern
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Bridled Tern
(Sterna anaethetus)
Bridled Tern
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Caspian Tern
(Sterna caspia)
Caspian Tern
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Common Tern
(Sterna hirundo)
Common Tern
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Crested Tern
(Sterna bergii)
Crested Tern
The Crested Tern has a pale yellow bill, black crest, grey wings and back, and a white neck and underparts. Click to continue>
Fairy Tern
(Sterna nereis)
Fairy Tern
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Gull-billed Tern
(Sterna nilotica)
Gull-billed Tern
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Lesser Crested Tern
(Sterna bengalensis)
Lesser Crested Tern
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Little Tern
(Sterna albifrons)
Little Tern
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Roseate Tern
(Sterna dougallii)
Roseate Tern
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Sooty Tern
(Sterna fuscata)
Sooty Tern
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White-fronted Tern
(Sterna striata)
White-fronted Tern
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