A name on our northern coasts for the Sterna hirundo, the tern, or sea-swallow.
The tern, a bird resembling the gull, but more slender and swift.
The bird which produces the guano is a sort of tern, with red bill and legs.
As regards pace on the wing the kingfisher is no match for the tern.
He had not risen a yard above the water when the tern noticed that he had quarry.