The terns of Sai Kung

The islets and seafood-rich waters of Sai Kung harbour offer excellent habitat for terns. On spring passage, Whiskered Terns are commonly seen, sometimes with white-winged black terns. In summer they are replaced by Black-naped and Roseate Terns, sometimes harrassed by Lesser Frigatebirds. Today Black-naped and Roseate Terns were using the channel marker off Sai Kung Pier as a convenient fishing platform. Both species breed on the islets of Mirs Bay to the east of Sai Kung.

Posted by stephenmatthews stephenmatthews, June 20, 2021 09:13 AM

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii)

Observer

stephenmatthews

Date

June 20, 2021 01:51 PM HKT

Place

Hong Kong (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)

Observer

stephenmatthews

Date

June 20, 2021 01:50 PM HKT

Place

Hong Kong (Google, OSM)

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