Sterna anaetheta

Sterna anaetheta, Scop.

992. :- O. anasthaetus, Scop. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 844; S. anasthaetus, Scop.; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 325; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 441.

THE BROWN-WINGED TERN.

Length, 14; wing, 10; tail, 6.75 ; tarsus, 0.7; bill at front, 1.6.

Bill dusky reddish, red at base of lower mandible; irides brown; legs coral-red.

Forehead white, top of the head black ; nape pure silky-white ; plumage above ashy-grey, with white margins to the feathers of the back; wings dusky brown, black along the margin, over the radius, and edged in front with white ; quills blackish, paler internally ; face and lower plumage white.

The Brown-winged Tern occurs on the Sind and Mekran Coasts.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Sterna anaetheta
Spp Author: 
Scop.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
433
Common name: 
Brown-winged Tern
M_ID: 
4624
M_CN: 
Bridled Tern
M_SN: 
Onychoprion anaethetus
id: 
12231

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