Sterna fuliginosa, Gm.
992bis. :- Butler, Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 441'; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 326. .
THE SOOTY TERN.
Length, 17; wing, 11; tail, 7 ; tarsus, 1 ; bill at gape, 2.2.
Legs and feet black ; irides brown.
Forehead and a streak from the base of the bill to the eye white ; sides of the face, chin, throat, neck in front, breast and entire under parts, white; top of head, nape, neck behind, back, scapulars and wings, sooty-black ; under wing-coverts white ; tail forked ; external feathers on each side white on their outer web ; rest are white at the base.
The Sooty Tern occurs all along the coast.