Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Whiskered Tern: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Whiskered Tern breeds in the warmer parts of Europe and Asia, the smaller-billed and darker C.h. delalandii is found in east and south Africa, the paler C.h. javanicus from Java to Australia. The terns which are already on the tropics are resident while the European birds winter in south to Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.

Watching the terns cannot be easy until they have perched on something as one long line or tree limbs jutting out of the sea. They love being around withe Black-headed Gulls for free protection and security as they travel to their winter destination and as they stay around.

Bang Pu Recreation Center, Samut Prakan
October 18, 2015
Canon EOS 650D + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3

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