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Species profile—Thalasseus bengalensis (lesser crested tern)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Aves (birds) → Laridae (gulls and terns) → Thalasseus bengalensis (lesser crested tern)

Photo of Thalasseus bengalensis (lesser crested tern) - McDougall, A.,QPWS,2007
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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Aves (birds)
Family
Laridae (gulls and terns)
Scientific name
Thalasseus bengalensis Lesson, 1831
Common name
lesser crested tern
WildNet taxon ID
1907
Synonym(s)
Sterna bengalensis
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine & Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1907

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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