1115. Sterna longipennis

1115. NORDMANN’S TERN.
STERNA LONGIPENNIS.
Sterna longipennis, Nordmann, in Ermans Reise, p. 17 (1835) ; Middend. Sib. Reise, p. 246, Tab. 25, fig. 4 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 526 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 296 ; Saunders, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 67 ; Blanford, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 319 ; S. camtschatika, Kittlitz, Denkw. Reise, i. p. 322, and ii. p. 200 (1858) ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 1011.
Male ad. (Amoor). Intermediate between S. fluviatilis and S. macrura, having like the former the under parts vinaceous grey ; the upper parts slightly darker than the latter species ; stripe on the inner web of outer primaries as broad as in S. fluviatilis ; bill black ; legs blackish ; iris dark brown. Culmen 1.6, wing 10.6, tail 7.1, tarsus 0.75 inch.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, north to Kamchatka ; Japan ; China ; Ceylon ; in winter migrating as far south as New Guinea.
In habits, food, and nidification, this Tern does not differ from S. macrura. Its eggs, from Kamchatka, are described as being rather less marked than those of that species, and measure about 1.55 by 1.12.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1115. Sterna longipennis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1115
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
810
Common name: 
Nordmann’s Tern
M_ID: 
4654
M_SN: 
Sterna hirundo longipennis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10584

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