244. Sterna albigena.
THE WHITE-CHEEKED SEA-TERN.
Male 14 1/2". Legs Indian red. Bill blackish. Patch in front of eye. Back, scapulars, wings, and tail French grey. First primary with large portion of inner web white to margin. Below dark vinaceous grey. Wing-lining pale grey.— In winter : Crown mixed black and white. Wing-lining white. From Red Sea to Laccadives. (B. 1505.)