Friday, June 30, 2017


Photographed at Miranda, June 2017
1200                 WHITE-FRONTED TERN               Sterna striata  

NEW ZEALAND               49

Favours coastal waters and harbours, roosts on sandbanks or sandpits, rarely inland. 42 cm. A small number breed in Bass Strait, Australia, the rest, 15,000-20,000 pairs are New Zealands most abundant tern found all around the coast and on off-shore islands.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations another milestone - you may well have to up the ante - 9001 might be too easy