great crested tern
Definition of great crested tern
: a large tern (Sterna bergii synonym Thalasseus bergii) of Africa, Asia, and Australia with a yellow bill and prominent black crest My fellow expedition members brandished binoculars and pointed out birds on a sandbar: purple herons, great crested terns … — Henry Allen, Forbes, 9 May 1994 —called also crested tern, greater crested tern, large crested tern
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