249. Sterna sinensis.
THE WHITE-SHAFTED TERNLET.
Male 10". Legs orange. Bill yellow, tip black. Broad arrow-shaped white patch on forehead. Forehead white and lores black. Shafts of outer primaries white. Rump, tail-coverts, and tail white. Ceylon, Burma, through S.E. Asia, to Japan and Australia. Two or three eggs (1.24 x 0.94), drab, broadly spotted and streaked. (B. 1509. S.F. v. 325.)