Genus STERNA

Genus STERNA.

The Latinised form of the name. Cf, Frisian Stirn, German Tanner, Swedish Fisk-tarna, Norwegian Makrel-tern, our Tern or Tarney. Derivation unknown.

Bill slender, lengthened. Tail much forked, with outer rectrices prolonged and generally more than half length of wing (S. anglica less than half, S. seena more than three-quarters). Webs well developed.

Crown black in summer.

Wing from 11 1/4" to 15".

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 STERNA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
223
M_ID: 
4574
M_SN: 
Gelochelidon
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13044

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