August 12th, 2011, 01:33 AM
Little or Saunder's?
Lack of reference material here in Saudi Arabia is hindering me a bit on these birds. I have my thoughts but would welcome yours.
August 14th, 2011, 06:41 PM
My main insight from ringing terns this summer is that ID features like bill pattern, forehead pattern etc. are completely useless for non-adults or for birds not in FULL breeding plumage.
So if judging by the generally pale tones of upperparts, white or whitish tails and rumps, and rather little black on outer primaries, these are both Little Terns.