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|WHISKERED TERN (DANUBE DELTA)|
IN THE WORKSHOP I POST A IMAGE WITH A PAIR THAT BUILDS THEIR NEST.
The whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida or Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family, Sternidae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek khelidonios, "swallow-like", from khelidon, "swallow". The specific hybridus is Latin for hybrid; Pallas thought it might be a hybrid of white-winged black tern and common tern, writing "Sterna fissipes [Chlidonias leucopterus] et Hirundine [Sterna hirundo] natam”.
This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details.
The tropical forms are resident, but European and Asian birds winter south to Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.
This species breeds in colonies on inland marshes, sometimes amongst black-headed gulls, which provide some protection. The scientific name arises from the fact that this, the largest marsh tern, show similarities in appearance to both the white Sterna terns and to black tern.
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very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou
Well captured this "Whiskered Tern". Very nice low POV which allowed you to get OOF BG. Natural color and well placed in the frame. Like couple in WS too.
Thanks for Sharing with informative NOTE,
Ciao Marius, fantastic tern, fine details, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2016-07-07 16:09]
HI Marius,top quality capture of this tern despite the distance and the difficult location,and the couple nesting in the WS is absolutely beautiful,the right one look at you too..ehhee..have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-07-08 20:00]
A wonderful photo of this Whiskered Tern on it's nesting site. I like its beautiful plumage, especially the black skull cap which runs below the eye. Excellent detail and well saturated colors. Exposure is just right with no blown out areas. The WS photo showing the pair together is equally as attractive.
nice portrsit of this spercial species, greetings Ori