WoRMS taxon details

Sterna bengalensis Lesson, 1831

137158  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137158)

accepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Length: 35-41 cm. Plumage: above pale grey with white collar on hind neck and black crown and crest (non-breeding bird with...  
Description Length: 35-41 cm. Plumage: above pale grey with white collar on hind neck and black crown and crest (non-breeding bird with white forecrown and white streaking on hind crown; crest remains black); below white. Immature with brown mottling on upper wing and back. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill orange-yellow to orange; feet and legs black with yellow soles. Habitat: creeks, estuaries and offshore waters, extends somewhat inland in places. Resident breeder in Red Sea and Somalia, visitor rest of east coast. <389><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Sterna bengalensis Lesson, 1831. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137158 on 2018-11-20
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-08-26 07:03:08Z
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2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
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context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 35-41 cm. Plumage: above pale grey with white collar on hind neck and black crown and crest (non-breeding bird with white forecrown and white streaking on hind crown; crest remains black); below white. Immature with brown mottling on upper wing and back. Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill orange-yellow to orange; feet and legs black with yellow soles. Habitat: creeks, estuaries and offshore waters, extends somewhat inland in places. Resident breeder in Red Sea and Somalia, visitor rest of east coast. <389><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Bengaalse Stern  [details]
English lesser crested tern  [details]
French sterne voyageuse  [details]
German Rüppellseeschwalbe  [details]
Hebrew שחפית כתומת-מקור  [details]
Japanese ベンガルアジサシ  [details]
Lithuanian bengalinė žuvėdra  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Πορτοκαλόραμφο γλαρόνι  [details]
Polish rybitwa bengalska  [details]
Russian крачка хохлатая малая  [details]
Slovenian bengalska čigra  [details]
Spanish charrán bengalí  [details]
Turkish tepeli sumru  [details]
Ukrainian Крячок бенгальський  [details]
Welsh môr-wennol gribog leiaf  [details]