IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) is a large white tern with an orange-yellow bill and a black crest. It is common along many tropical and subtropical shores of the Americas and West Africa. (Kaufman 1996; AOU 1998)


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