CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Chlidonias hybridus  

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)
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© Kay Parkin 2017
Tolderol Game Reserve, SA (Jan, 2017)

Lunch is ready!

I watched this bird drop and catch its prey in flight many times before eating it.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Immature plumage

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

Whiskered Tern