250. Sterna minuta.
THE LITTLE RIVER-TERN.
Male 8" to 9 1/2". Legs orange. Bill yellow, black tip. Rump, upper tail-coverts, and tail white. Shafts of outer primaries dark. Crown, eye-line, nape, and hind neck black. Remiges twenty-six. Resembles S. sinensis. Europe, and in winter Africa, W. and C. Asia, N. India as far as the Godavari, Burma, and Java. Eggs (1.2 x 1.0) buff, marked brown and grey. (J. 988. B. 1510.)