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Tern, Lesser Crested
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Thalasseus bengalensis
Africa, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, British Isles, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comores, Cyprus, East Africa, East Timor, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Horn of Africa, India, Indian Ocean Islands, IndoChina, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Liechtenstein, Madagascar Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis, syn. Sterna bengalensis - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds in subtropical coastal parts of the world mainly from the Red Sea across the Indian Ocean to the western Pacific, and Australia, with a significant population on the southern coast of the Mediterranean on two islands off the Libyan coast. Accidental breeding has also been reported in Italy and France. The Australian birds are probably sedentary, but other populations are migratory, wintering south to South Africa. ...
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