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WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN (Chlidonias leucopterus)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Vagrant. Six sets of records. Two specimens collected by Roy Bell on 13 February 1915 (Hindwood 1940; AMNH 745975–6). At least 20 birds seen in January 1967 and one specimen found by Norman Chaffer on 4 February 1967 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML; AM O.42227). Seen by Gary Sefton in mid-February 1967 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). Two seen by Hutton near the Airstrip from 28 to 30 November 1988. One seen by Peter Ewin at the Moseley Park Swamp on 12 November 1992 (Morris & Burton 1994). One seen by John Blyth at the Airstrip in November 1995 (J. Blyth pers. comm.). One seen Moseley Park Swamp and the Golf Course from 11 December 2003 to the end of the year (Hutton pers. obs, Dean Retmock pers. comm., Maria Bellio and Max Finlayson LHI Museum cards).

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