Greater Crested (Swift) Tern
Thalasseus (Sterna) bergii
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The greater crested or swift tern is larger than the lesser crested tern with a paler, slightly decurved bill. Both are shown in some of these photos. The top photo was taken at Fish Eagle Point (8-17), courtesy of Per Holmen. The next two photos were taken on Maziwe island (1-13), courtesy of Paul Oliver. All of the other photos were also taken at Pemba Abwe and on Maziwe island.
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Paul Oliver, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 3-16-21