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Old Thursday 19th September 2019, 19:05   #1
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Tanzania, Zanzibar

Hey everyone,

Two birds seen in Zanzibar on the 25/08/19.

1) Purple Banded Sunbird ?

2) Which Tern is that ?

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Old Friday 20th September 2019, 13:28   #2
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1- agree
2- hard to get an idea. The most likely for me is the Common Tern. A non-breeding bird.
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Old Friday 20th September 2019, 16:08   #3
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How about Saunders's/Little for the tern?
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Old Saturday 21st September 2019, 13:41   #4
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Well I have no experience with sea birds. These are like the third time I see Terns.

According to my field guide, between Saunder's and Little Tern, Saunder' is the most likely.

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I'm dumb with terns, but I think the bird is a Sterna (thus not a Little/Saunder's), on shape and size compared to waders shown.

Black legs are interesting. If Common Tern is an obvious option (wings and legs too long for White-cheeked I guess), can leg colour put Roseate into the equation ?
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