Larger Terns

Caspian Tern-1
Caspian Tern-1

Photographed in Mannar.

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Caspian Tern-2
Caspian Tern-2

Photographed in Mannar.

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Caspian Tern-5
Caspian Tern-5

Photographed in Mannar.

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Caspian Tern-1
Caspian Tern-1

Photographed in Mannar.

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Caspian Tern
(කැස්පියා මුහුදුලිහිනියා)
Hydroprogne caspia

Large flocks of these Terns were observed in Mannar. They gave me a few terrific photo opportunities to catch them in mid-flight. The only issue was that there were many other bird species among the flock which meant taking an exclusive shot very difficult.

 

The last image is from Talai Mannar beach where a large flock of these Terns has gathered. There were hundreds of them.

Critically Endangered
 
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Great Crested Tern / Large Crested Tern
(මහ කොන්ඩ මුහුදුලිහිනියා)
Thalasseus bergii

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Lesser Crested Tern
(හීන් කොන්ඩ මුහුදුලිහිනියා)
Thalasseus bengalensis

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Sandwich Tern
(සැන්ඩ්විච් මුහුදුලිහිනියා)
Thalasseus sandvicensis

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Vagrant species
 
Gull-billed Tern-1
Gull-billed Tern-1

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Gull-billed Tern-2
Gull-billed Tern-2

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Gull-billed Tern-3
Gull-billed Tern-3

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Gull-billed Tern-1
Gull-billed Tern-1

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Gull-billed Tern
(ගලුතුඩු සයුරුලිහිනියා)
Gelochelidon nilotica

This juvenile Gull-billed Tern was seen at 'Bundala' national park. There were a flock of them.

Critically Endangered