Lesser Crested Tern

Lesser Crested Tern

The lesser crested tern is a seabird, It is medium-large tern.

How does the bird appear…

It is easy to identify with its black cap, black legs and orange bill.  The upper wings, rump and central tail feathers are grey with white under parts.

Juvenile birds are paler with yellow-orange bill.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found in the coastal region.


It feeds mainly on fish. It feeds by plunge-diving.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds in the late summer. It nests in dense colonies to avoid predators. It nests on coasts and islands. Nest is a scrape in the ground.


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