240. Sterna cantiaca

240. Sterna cantiaca.

THE SANDWICH SEA-TERN.

Make 17" to 18"; 14 oz. Female 16" to 17"; 12 oz. Legs black. Bill black, tip yellow. Feathers of nape prolonged and pointed. Lower parts rosy.— In winter; Black crescent in front of eye. No rosy hue. Coasts of N. Atlantic, Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas in summer.— In winter: S. Africa, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and Sind. Eggs (2.1 x 1.4) buff, marked brown. (B. 1500.)

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: 
240. Sterna cantiaca
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
240
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
223
Common name: 
Sandwich Sea Tern
M_ID: 
4600
M_CN: 
Sandwich Tern
M_SN: 
Thalasseus sandvicensis
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13046

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