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Not a gull
... but a Gull-billed Tern, which hadn't actually been on my horizons as a species I might see!!!

I didn't actually realise I'd got a picture of him until I studied my images later.

Sooo... another Lifer for me that day. Coming thick and fast LOL.

Some authorities have split this one and called it Australian Gull-billed Tern ([I]Gelochelidon macrotarsa[/I])
Coastal beach
Buckley's Hole Beach, Bribie Island, Queensland
Date taken
4 October 2019
Scientific name
Gelochelidon nilotica macrotarsa
Equipment used
Fuji Finepix HS50
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
Sports Mode Continuous
Delia, your bird is in fact an Australian (Gull-billed) Tern Gelochelidon macrotarsa which is a recent split from Gull-billed Tern G. nilotica.

[COLOR="Red"]Congrats [/COLOR]on your lifer and this beautiful record shot D!
Opus Editor
Brilliant shot of this fabulous Lifer ... superb work, Delia ... tfs ...
Staff member
A beauty of a detailed shot and capture Delia, many tfs and a fine set today.
and a great photo of this handsome tern, Delia, captured under some excellent light, top quality work, many tfs!!!

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