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Monday, October 9, 2017

NONBREEDING GREAT CRESTED TERN, MOMI BAY, VITI LEVU, FIJI

    We can ID this tern as a nonbreeding  Great Crested Tern by its large size,  long yellow bill, short black legs, black crest that is noticeably shaggy at its rear, white forehead, white neck, white crown with dark spotting and grey back and upperwing.
   The Great Crested Tern is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 599.