243. Sterna dougalli

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.)

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: 
243. Sterna dougalli
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
243
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
224
Common name: 
Roseate Sea Tern
M_ID: 
4639
M_CN: 
Roseate Tern
M_SN: 
Sterna dougallii
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13049

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