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Chinese Crested Tern Thalasseus bernsteini   - Adults with chick
Chinese Crested Tern
Photographer : © Simba Chan
Location :Tiedun Dao, Jiushan Islands, Zhejiang Province, China
Date : 4 July 2015
English synonyms:Chinese Crested-Tern, Chinese Lesser Crested Tern, Chinese Lesser Crested-Tern, Chinese Tern
Bird Family :Sterninae - Terns & Noddies
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :Adults with a ten-day old chick. I took all these photos from inside a birdwatching hide. - SC

The Chinese Crested Tern chick is at the centre left. The two darker chicks nearer the bottom of the photo belong to the Great Crested Terns Thalasseus bergii which nest in the same colony. - Ed.

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