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Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini

Described by: Schlegel (1863)
Alternate common name(s): Chinese Crested-tern
Old scientific name(s): S. zimmermanni, Thalasseus zimmermanni, Thalasseus bernsteini


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Coastal ec. China;
Ex. restricted range;
Only known breeding site is Matsu Is., Taiwan that is 10km off the coast of mainland e. China (Fukien Province). Recorded along the coast of e. China from Fukien to Shandong Province near Tsingtao and Mukuan Tao.
Winters s. to the Philippines, Peninsular Thailand, Borneo and the Moluccas.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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