247. Sterna melanogaster

247. Sterna melanogaster.

THE BLACK-BELLIED RIVER-TERN.

Male 12" to 13". Legs vermilion. Bill orange. Breast pearl-grey. Tail pale grey, outer rectrices white. Abdomen brown-black. Wing-lining white.— In winter : Head dusky. Abdomen grey. From S. Afghanistan to Bhutan, throughout India, but not authenticated in Ceylon. Eggs 1.25 x 0.95. (J. 987. B. 1504.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
247. Sterna melanogaster
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
247
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
226
Common name: 
Black Bellied River Tern
M_ID: 
4668
M_CN: 
Black-bellied Tern
M_SN: 
Sterna acuticauda
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13053

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