Seabird Islands: No. 178 – Six Mile Island, Archipelago of the Recherche, Western Australia
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|| L. A. Smith, R. E. Johnstone
The following paragraph was inadvertently omitted from Vol. 11, Number 3, page 94 (Seabird
Islands No. 178, Six Mile Island, Archipelago of the Recherche, Western Australia).
Crested Tern - About 1 000 pairs nest on the central part of the island on bare
granite and shell grit, and on Carpobrotus
. On 8 January 1986 all birds were on eggs (fide L.
Spurr). In February, young ranged from newly hatched chicks to black-capped speckled birds
almost ready to fly. Speckled and brownish runners tended to be in loose groups of about 100.
Twenty addled eggs were found in the colony.
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