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WHITE TERN (Gygis alba)
Biodiversity > Birds > Seabirds

A delicate white seabird that breeds in trees around the settlement area on Lord Howe Island. A favourite with visitors as they are easily observed while breeding. There has only been a permanent breeding population here since the 1950's, and it is thought that they only did establish because humans brought Norfolk Island pine trees here, providing a good nesting site for these birds.

Length:30cm; wingspan: 75cm, weight: 110gm.

 
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