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Great Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii cristatus)

Great Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii cristatus), Keelung, Taiwan

 

The Greater Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii), also called Crested Tern or Swift Tern, is a seabird in the tern family which nests in dense colonies on coastlines and islands in the tropical and subtropical Old World. Its five subspecies breed in the area from South Africa around the Indian Ocean to the central Pacific and Australia, all populations dispersing widely from the breeding range after nesting.

 

Source: Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Crested_Tern

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Taken on August 25, 2013