Genus HYDROPROGNE

This is a genus of Terns distinguished by its stout and long beak and legs, and by its very short tail, only about one-third the length of the wing.

There is only a single species, which is the largest Tern known.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus HYDROPROGNE
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
309
M_ID: 
4582
M_SN: 
Hydroprogne
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2162

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