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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Laridae.


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  • For flamingoes, the Turkmenistan shoreline is the most important wintering place in Central Asia. 25% of the global population of Sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) breeds on the islands of the Khazar Reserve.

    Caspian lowland desert 2008

  • Tomkins (1963) wrote of his surprise on learning that Royal terns Thalasseus maximus and Caspian terns Hydroprogne caspia are both capable of skimming behaviour, even though they lack the many unusual features present in Rynchops.

    Archive 2006-04-01 Darren Naish 2006


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