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Birds seen in the Great Barrier Reef/Macau (1 Viewer)

mjohnson0728

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Please confirm/identify the birds

Photo 1. Is the bird labeled Sooty ? and Sooty Tern?

Photo 2 and 3 are the same bird, the bird did not turn around for me to photograph him. Seen in Macau.

Thanks again in advance.

Michael
 

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Nutcracker

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I'd suspect the two dark-backed terns are both Bridled (the left one definitely is, as you have already).

The crested tern is a Lesser Crested Tern; it has a full black cap, while on Greater, the forehead just above the bill is white at all times of the year.
 

johnallcock

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As well as the crown pattern, I'd expect Greater Crested to be darker above and with a yellower (less orange) bill than this.

I agree that the Macau bird is a Masked Laughingthrush. (Still often included in Garrulax, depending on your list authority - there has been a lot of change in laughingthrush taxonomy in recent years!)
 

Andy Adcock

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England
Please confirm/identify the birds

Photo 1. Is the bird labeled Sooty ? and Sooty Tern?

Photo 2 and 3 are the same bird, the bird did not turn around for me to photograph him. Seen in Macau.

Thanks again in advance.

Michael

Are you still in Macau, have you found the old cemetary?

Quite small but very quiet, we had Scaly Thrush, Chinese Blackbird, Chinese Gros and Red-flanked Blutail from memory.

Also, read some of the gravestones, very interesting, they're mainly sailors and one fell to his death on board ship through an open hatch!

https://kr.trip.com/travel-guide/macau/old-protestant-cemetery-78459/
 
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