Greater Crested Tern

Thalasseus bergii - Sterne huppée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Thalasseus

  • Species
    :

    bergii

Descriptor

Lichtenstein, MHK, 1823

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 53 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 100 à 130 cm.
  • Weight
    : 320 à 400 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Sterne huppée
adult plum. breeding

Greater Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 4 subspecies

  • Thalasseus bergii bergii (Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique)
  • Thalasseus bergii thalassinus (Tanzania, Madagascar to Mascarenes and Chagos Arch.)
  • Thalasseus bergii velox (Red Sea and nw Somalia to Myanmar and w Sumatra)
  • Thalasseus bergii cristatus (e China to w, n and e Australia, Ryukyu and Tuamotu Is.)

Foreign names

  • Sterne huppée,
  • Charrán Piquigualdo,
  • Gaivina-de-bico-amarelo,
  • Eilseeschwalbe,
  • üstökös csér,
  • Grote Kuifstern,
  • Sterna crestata,
  • Tofstärna,
  • Hinduterne,
  • rybár rýchly,
  • rybák chocholatý,
  • Bergiusterne,
  • töyhtötiira,
  • Geelbeksterretjie,
  • xatrac reial becgroc,
  • Boðaþerna,
  • rybitwa złotodzioba,
  • lielais cekulzīriņš,
  • čopasta čigra,
  • Крачка Берга,
  • Dara-laut jambul,
  • オオアジサシ,
  • 大凤头燕鸥,
  • นกนางนวลแกลบหงอนใหญ่,
  • 大鳳頭燕鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal.

Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Coral Reef, Outer Reef Channel, Back Slope, Foreslope (Outer Reef Slope), Lagoon, Inter-Reef Soft Substrate, Inter-Reef Rubble Substrate, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Salt Exploitation Sites, Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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