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  Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)





Lesser Crested Tern | Sterna bengalensis photo
Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis torresii), Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

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Lesser Crested Tern | Sterna bengalensis photo
Lesser Crested Tern, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

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Lesser Crested Tern | Sterna bengalensis photo
Lesser Crested Tern in flight

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LESSER CRESTED TERN FACTS



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Sterna
Species:bengalensis
Common Name:Lesser Crested Tern

Relatives in same Genus
  Little Tern (S. albifrons)
  Bridled Tern (S. anaethetus)
  Crested Tern (S. bergii)
  Caspian Tern (S. caspia)
  Roseate Tern (S. dougallii)
  Sooty Tern (S. fuscata)
  Common Tern (S. hirundo)
  Fairy Tern (S. nereis)
  Gull-billed Tern (S. nilotica)
  Arctic Tern (S. paradisaea)
  White-fronted Tern (S. striata)
  Black-naped Tern (S. sumatrana)
  Antarctic Tern (S. vittata)