LESSER CRESTED TERN

(Sterna bengalensis) or (Thalasseus bengalensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 325 / 326
Clements 2000 68.0040
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
61-82

 

A medium sized bird (36 to 41 cm), which breeds along the coasts of the Mediterranean, Red Sea, southern Asia and Australia. It is a common non breeding migrant to the eastern coast of Southern Africa. It inhabits estuaries and off shore waters and lives off fish and crustaceans.

 

List of Stamps showing Lesser Crested Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

British Indian Ocean Territories 0097   1990 54p
Malaysia 1248   2005 R1