Great Crested Tern

Thalasseus bergii

ML26393861


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NORALIP HASSANUDDIN
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eBird Checklist S28655811
Labuan island
Sabah, Malaysia
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Latitude and Longitude 5.2787, 115.2679 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

As I was travelling/Sail in the mentioned RoRo Ferry to Menumbok (starting from 5˚ 16’25’ 93” N 115˚ 15’56.08” E) on the morning on 25th Mac 2016 I was exited to see lots of this tern perching and resting (counted 25 in flock scattered along the ferry line to Menumbok on different floating buoy) along the floating buoy. It is estimated about 10 installation of this floating buoy from Labuan to Menumbok. The last observation of this tern in Dec 2015, I only spotted around 3-4 of it, from Labuan to Menumbok. But around last Feb to 27th Mac, it has increase in numbers. Some of it seen in Breeding and Winter plumages.(refer to photo attached). There was never been a recorded since my observation (2008) of tern in Labuan that this Lesser Crested tern was sighted till the Dec 2015 and 27th Mac 2016.

Observation details

As I was travelling/Sail in the mentioned RoRo Ferry to Menumbok (starting from 5˚ 16’25’ 93” N 115˚ 15’56.08” E) on the morning on 25th Mac 2016 I was exited to see lots of this tern perching and resting (counted 25 in flock scattered along the ferry line to Menumbok on different floating buoy) along the floating buoy. It is estimated about 10 installation of this floating buoy from Labuan to Menumbok. The last observation of this tern in Dec 2015, I only spotted around 3-4 of it, from Labuan to Menumbok. But around last Feb to 27th Mac, it has increase in numbers. Some of it seen in Breeding and Winter plumages.(refer to photo attached). There was never been a recorded since my observation (2008) of tern in Labuan that this Lesser Crested tern was sighted till the Dec 2015 and 27th Mac 2016.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/2500 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
4,981KB
Dimensions
3537 x 2499

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