Genus ANOUS

Genus ANOUS.

Anous= (trisyllable), without understanding , foolish.

Bill, tip decurved. Nostrils in groove, further from base of bill than in Sterna. Tail cuneate. Fourth feather from outside longest (third in Micranous). Feet large. Toes fully webbed. Plumage dark. Tropical oceanic birds allied to Terns, but with a slower and heavier flight and very different habits. Live in the open sea and settle on the water to feed. Tropical and subtropical seas. The only Tern's eggs laid in a nest.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus ANOUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
228
M_ID: 
4428
M_SN: 
Anous
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13061

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