Friday, March 17, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday: Crested Tern

The Crested Tern is a seabird in the tern family, native to Australia, that nests in dense colonies on coastlines and islands.
The adults of both sexes are identical in appearance, with grey upperparts, white underparts, a yellow bill, and a shaggy black crest that recedes in winter. Juveniles have a distinctive appearance, with strongly patterned grey, brown and white plumage, and rely on their parents for food for several months after they have fledged. Like all members of the genus Thalasseus, the Crested Tern feeds by plunge diving for fish, usually in marine environments; the male offers fish to the female as part of the courtship ritual.










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17 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

What a beauty Liz, the Crested Tern is wonderful, especially with it's wings flapping about. Fabulous.

md pappu said...

Nice . . . .



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Bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi vooral hoe hij zijn nek helemaal naar achteren kunt bewegen.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that bird seem to be enjoying itself a lot :) Great captures.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très belle proximité avec ces magnifiques oiseaux ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Felicia said...

that's so funny how they turn their heads all around.

Vid Digger said...

Beautiful pics, Liz. It's like they knew why you were there, so they made sure you got their best side. :)

diane b said...

I love the shot of his head upside down.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What beautiful photos!

Helen said...

What a perfect 'model' to work with. Lovely captures.

Graham Edwards said...

Some cracking photos there Liz.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful bird, Liz!
I love the markings.
Realy wonderful photographs, my friend.
Have a great weekend.
xo.

Villrose said...

A lovely series!

Stewart M said...

Nice series of shots. I find this species to be about the only tern that cooperates with photographers!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely series on these Crested Terns. I guess it is another bird I need to add to my want to see list, I have a big list.

Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like a young one trying hard to fly! Great pictures.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos, Liz! Love the "looking up" shot!

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