> Thalasseus bernsteini
Thalasseus bernsteini (Chinese Crested Tern)
Synonyms: Sterna bernsteini; Sterna zimmermanni
The Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae, 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.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0)
Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.64431
EDGE Score: 4.50324
|Adult Weight  ||284 grams|
|Migration  ||Intracontinental|
|Top 100 Endangered  ||Yes|
Attributes / relations provided by ♦ 1
Shaw, T. (1938) The avifauna of Tsingtao and neighbouring districts. Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. Zool. Ser. 8: 133–222 ♦ 2
Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org ♦ 3
Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species.
Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER