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.