Greater Crested Tern

Thalasseus bergii

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers (Laridae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

THABER

ITIS

HEAD

Greater Crested Tern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black.
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Greater Crested Tern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 41-51 cm (16-20 in)
  • Weight: 320-397 g (11.3-14 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Greater Crested Tern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with easy, graceful, shallow wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 99-130 cm (39-51 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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