239. Sterna anglica

239. Sterna anglica.

THE GULL-BILLED MARSH-TERN.

Male 14" to 16". Legs black. Bill black. Front, crown, and nape black. Sides of head white. Five primaries tipped on inner webs. Below white.— In winter: Head white, streaked grey and black. Temperate and warm regions of Old World (except S. Africa), America, but almost unknown on the Pacific side. Common in India and Ceylon. Eggs intermediate in character between those of Terns and Gulls (2.0 x 1.46). (J. 983. B. 1499.)

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: 
239. Sterna anglica
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
239
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
223
Common name: 
Gull Billed Marsh Tern
M_ID: 
4575
M_CN: 
Gull-billed Tern
M_SN: 
Gelochelidon nilotica
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13045

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