Marsh tern


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Marsh tern any tern of the genus Hydrochelidon. They frequent marshes and rivers and feed largely upon insects.
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In literature:

The Royal Terns nest in great numbers on the coasts and islands on the South Atlantic and Gulf States and in the marshes of southern Texas.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Thus the Whiskered (Marsh) Tern is also British.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
The Black Tern is a common bird in most temperate countries which abound in extensive marshes.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns