243. Sterna dougalli.
THE ROSEATE SEA-TERN.
In honour of Dr. MacDougall, of Glasgow, who first sent a specimen and description to Montagu in 1812.
Male 15 4/5". Legs coral. Bill black. Black head, and long, pointed, velvet-black crest. Beneath rose. Mantle pale grey. White collar round hind neck. Inner webs of primaries white to the tips.— In winter: Forehead spotted white, and below nearly white. Coasts of temperate and tropical Atlantic, and of the Indian Ocean. One or two eggs (1.58 x 1.12), greenish, spotted and blotched brown and purple. (B. 1508. S.F. iii. 376.)