Crested Terns

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Two crested terns are sitting on a rock surrounded by the sea, facing opposite directions
Thalasseus cristatus—Torres Straits' tern.
Thalasseus poliocercus, Gould—Bass Straits' tern.

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The Ernst Mayr Library, The Internet Archive

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Two crested terns are seen from the side sitting on a rock surrounded by the sea, facing opposite directions. They are referred to by names which are today obsolete and seem to be currently classified as the same species, namely the greater crested tern (Thalasseus bergii).

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