10 June 2017

White-cheeked Tern breeding in Bahrain – Bird record by Jehad Alammadi

Jehad Alammadi found a number of nests of White-cheeked Terns on the coast of Bahrain recently and managed to take a few photos of the birds mating and sitting on the nest as well as of the eggs. White-cheeked Terns breed in good numbers on offshore islands in the Gulf but are less common breeding on the mainland. The island here we ring terns has only five breeding pairs of White-cheeked Terns but 400-500 pairs of Bridled Terns and 5000-6000 pairs of Lesser Crested Terns.