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Great Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)

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Photography is mainly about beauty while birding is all about discovery. When you mixed both hobbies together, you might just get some rewarding results ! Great Crested Tern are probably one of those few terns which you do not often see at the mudflats. Despite their widespread and year round resident status as reported by some books and sites, you could just occasionally encounter this magnificent tern when they go hunting for fish near the shoreline. Although they are not really pelagic birds but i do believe they spent most of their lives offshore. Feel free to immerse yourself into some of their stunning profiles below.







Differentiating between a Great Crested Tern and Lesser Crested Tern can be quite difficult if you do not have either photos or information to compare or look at.
Here are some field marks (gathered from various sources) of a Great Crested Tern which might be handy to you.
i) Yellowish bill ii) Slight down-curved bill iii) Mantle dark-grey iv) Shaggy nuchal crest …