249. Sterna sinensis

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.)

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: 
249. Sterna sinensis
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
249
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
227
Common name: 
White Shafted Ternlet
M_ID: 
4608
M_SN: 
Sternula albifrons sinensis
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13055

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