Chinese Crested Tern Thalasseus bernsteini

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: (Schlegel, 1863)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i,ii); D

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it is estimated to have a tiny population, which is in decline owing to egg-collection, disturbance and the loss of coastal wetlands.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Chinese Wild Bird Federation

Population size: 30-49

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 114,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Thalasseus bernsteini. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.