17 April 2017

Gull-billed Terns

The Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) is a spring passage migrant, with sometimes flocks of several hundred in Hong Kong in spring.

When viewing noisy and quarrelsome flocks like this, it's easy to forget what a bold and elegant hunter of mudflat crabs it can be....

All these photos were taken in April 2017 at Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong.


  1. A mega in Hokkaido (although I did find one, the second ever apparently)..........and you get 00's!

  2. Great shots of this tern, John, which is fairly cosmopolitan. I have it seen it in a few spots around the world, most numerously in South Texas.