Gull-billed Tern

Scientific Name: Gelochelidon nilotica
Common Name: Gull-billed Tern

Identifying Features: black cap, black bill, black legs, grey upperparts, white underparts

Fun Facts: 

  • In winter, the cap is lost, and there is a dark patch through the eye.
  • It largely feeds on insects taken in flight, and also often hunts over wet fields and even in brushy areas, to take amphibians and small mammals.


This image was clicked by Rebecca Bowater – via Flickr.

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