Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Lesser Crested Tern Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Thalasseus bengalensis
Family : Laridae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Indian Lesser Crested Tern
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Lesser Crested Tern is a pale grey waterbird with shaggy black crest on the nape (adult bird length approximately 43 cm, wing 28.5 cm, bill 5.3 cm, tarsus 2.8 cm, tail 13.5 cm). In the breeding season, it looks pale grey from above and pure white from below. It has black forehead, orange to orange-yellow bill.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:David Darrell-Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/David Darrell-Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.