Definition of Sterna hirundo
1. Noun. Common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumage.
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Literary usage of Sterna hirundo
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1. An Account of the Arctic Regions with a History and Description of the by William Scoresby (1820)
"STERNA hirundo.—Great Tern, or Sea Swallow.—This elegant bird is common on the shores of Spitzbergen, but is not met with at a distance from land. ..."
2. A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory by William Macgillivray (1852)
"sterna hirundo. Temm. Man. d'Ornith II. 740. Common Tern. sterna hirundo. ... sterna hirundo. Bonap. Comp. List, 61. Bill about the length of the head, ..."
3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"Tern (sterna hirundo). the nasalis side of the fovea nasalis. FIG. 41. ... Tern (sterna hirundo). Horizontal section through center of fovea temporalis. ..."
4. A Picturesque Journey to the North Cape by grefve Anders Fredrik Skjöldebrand (1813)
"Swallows abound, and amongst the rest the little common tern, (sterna hirundo.) Some peculiar species of the owl, as the strir scandiaca^ and a small grey ..."