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.
He had not risen a yard above the water when the tern noticed that he had quarry.
As regards pace on the wing the kingfisher is no match for the tern.
This Tern is seldom or never seen at any distance from the sea.
Many miles of coast may be traversed without one ever seeing a Tern.
The tern are far away, and so, thank Heaven, are the mosquitoes.
The first Tern expresses his Devotion to his love's service.
The tern is called by the islanders the "pilot of Keeling Cocos."