Gull-billed Tern

Gelochelidon nilotica

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

GBTE

Code 6

GELNIL

ITIS

HEAD

Gull-billed Tern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Gull-billed Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 33-36 cm (13-14 in)
  • Weight: 232 g (8.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Pale Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Gull-billed Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with easy, graceful, shallow wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 84-86 cm (33-34 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid White
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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