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Thalasseus bergii cristatus(Stephens, 1826)

Great crested-tern (cristatus)

Image acquired with permission from the Natural History Museum at Tring, United Kingdom. Specimen collected by A. R. Wallace. Specimen locality: Amboyna
Label transcription: [Collected by A.R. Wallace. 1859 Sterna helicanoides. Wagl Amboyna 28 / Sterna velox?] [No. Brit. Mus. Reg. Sterna bergii Loc. amboyna Ex. coll. Wallace]

Species known to occur in Singapore.
Imaged Wallace Specimen from Amboyna.

Taxon Information

Vertebrata: Aves: Charadriiformes: Laridae (Gulls, Terns & Skimmers)
Taxon Name (original as given on label):
Sterna bergii
A.R. Wallace
Locality of Specimen:
Amboyna, Batchian
Specimen Repository:
Natural History Museum Tring