Chinese crested tern

Chinese crested tern

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Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Thalasseus bernsteini

The Chinese crested tern is a tern in the family Laridae, closely related to the Sandwich tern, T. sandvicensis, and the lesser crested tern, T. bengalensis. It is most similar to the former, differing only in the bill pattern, which is the reverse of the Sandwich tern's, being yellow with a black tip. From the lesser crested tern, which it overlaps in wintering distribution, it can be told by the white rump and paler grey mantle, as well as the black tip to the bill, which seen from up close also has a white point. The larger greater crested tern is also similar, differing in its stouter, all-yellow bill and darker grey mantle and rump, as well as in size.

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Pi

Piscivores

Te

Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

Ov

Oviparous

Pr

Precocial

So

Soaring birds

Se

Seabird

So

Social

Mi

Migrating

C

starts with

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Chinese crested tern Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_crested_tern
2. Chinese crested tern on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22694585/131118818

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