Sterna fuliginosa

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.

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 fuliginosa
Spp Author: 
Gm.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
433
Common name: 
Sooty Tern
M_ID: 
4629
M_CN: 
Sooty Tern
M_SN: 
Onychoprion fuscatus
id: 
12232

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