[CT Birds] "American" vs "European" Black Terns

Julian Hough jrhough1 at snet.net
Tue Oct 4 22:06:29 EDT 2011

The American race of Black Tern, surinamensis is distinct enough in juvenile 
plumage to have been recognised four times in Britain and Ireland. A 
surinamensis currently in the UK has been extremely well-photographed. A 
trickier bird, from France, has also thrown up some interesting questions on 
Bird Id-Frontiers about in-the-field id.

European (niger) Black Tern could possibly make it here. See images and an 
interesting discussion here:


Julian Hough
CT, 06519
jrhough1 at snet.net

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