Crested Tern

Did you know?

Terns are related to gulls, but have straighter, more pointed bills and more slender wings. They also have forked tails and graceful flight patterns, earning them their former name of 'sea-swallows'.

Calls
Most common calls are a raspy 'kirrick' or 'krrow'.
Facts and Figures
Research Species: 
No
Minimum Size: 
44cm
Maximum Size: 
49cm
Average size: 
47cm
Breeding season: 
October to December
Clutch Size: 
2
Conservation Status
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Basic Information
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Atlas Number: 
115
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