252. Sterna melanauchen

252. Sterna melanauchen.

THE BLACK-NAPED OCEAN-TERN.

Male 12" to 13 1/2". Legs black. Bill black, red tip. Head white, nape, orbits, and ear-coverts black. Eye-line widening to nape black. Mantle pale grey. Wing almost white. First quill dark grey on outer web; shafts of all primaries white. Outer rectrices white. Chiefly insular throughout tropical parts of Indian Ocean, the Malay Archipelago, and N. Australia, the Loochoo, Friendly, and Navigator groups. Two eggs (1.56 x 1.12), yellowish and double-spotted. (J, 991. B. 1512.)

Also S. trudeau. 14". Legs dull orange. Bill yellow, banded black. Grown and nape white, merely a blackish streak through the eye. Above and below grey. Chin and rump white. S. America.

Crown and lores black.

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: 
252. Sterna melanauchen
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
252
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
228
Common name: 
Black Naped Ocean Tern
M_ID: 
4646
M_CN: 
Black-naped Tern
M_SN: 
Sterna sumatrana
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13058

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