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Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) Fort Santiago, Manila, Philippines. Apr 24, 2019 Chlidonias hybrida,Geotagged,Philippines,Spring,Whiskered tern Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

Fort Santiago, Manila, Philippines. Apr 24, 2019

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The whiskered tern is a seabird of the tern family, Sternidae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek ''khelidonios'', "swallow-like", from ''khelidon'', "swallow". The specific ''hybridus'' is Latin for ''hybrid''; Pallas thought it might be a hybrid of white-winged black tern and common tern, writing "''Sterna fissipes [''Chlidonias leucopterus''] et Hirundine [''Sterna hirundo''] natam''”.

This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details.
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Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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Uploaded Jun 11, 2019. Captured Apr 24, 2019 14:19 in General Luna St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/16.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO800
  • 490mm