Sterna fuscata Linn,, Syst. Nat., 12th ed., i, p. 228 (1766).
Type-locality: San Domingo, West Indies.
The typical form is less grey underneath than our Indian bird and has a rather smaller bill. The differences are but slight.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
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