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Definition of Hooded tern
Hooded ternTern Tern (t[~e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw.
t["a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of long-winged aquatic birds,
allied to the gulls, and belonging to Sterna and various
Note: Terns differ from gulls chiefly in their graceful form,
in their weaker and more slender bills and feet, and
their longer and more pointed wings. The tail is
usually forked. Most of the species are white with the
back and wings pale gray, and often with a dark head.
The common European tern (Sterna hirundo) is found
also in Asia and America. Among other American species
are the arctic tern (S. paradis[ae]a), the roseate
tern (S. Dougalli), the least tern (S. Antillarum),
the royal tern (S. maxima), and the sooty tern (S.
Hooded tern. See Fairy bird, under Fairy.
Marsh tern, any tern of the genus Hydrochelidon. They
frequent marshes and rivers and feed largely upon insects.
River tern, any tern belonging to Se["e]na or allied
genera which frequent rivers.
Sea tern, any tern of the genus Thalasseus. Terns of this
genus have very long, pointed wings, and chiefly frequent
seas and the mouths of large rivers. hooded ternFairy Fair"y, a.
1. Of or pertaining to fairies.
2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money. --Dryden.
Fairy bird (Zo["o]l.), the Euoropean little tern (Sterna
minuta); -- called also sea swallow, and hooded tern.
Fairy bluebird. (Zo["o]l.) See under Bluebird.
Fairy martin (Zo["o]l.), a European swallow (Hirrundo
ariel) that builds flask-shaped nests of mud on
Fairy rings or circles, the circles formed in grassy
lawns by certain fungi (as Marasmius Oreades), formerly
supposed to be caused by fairies in their midnight dances.
Fairy shrimp (Zo["o]l.), a European fresh-water phyllopod
crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so called from
its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful motions.
The name is sometimes applied to similar American species.
Fairy stone (Paleon.), an echinite.
Meaning of Hooded tern from wikipedia
- tern Least tern
Yellow-billed tern Peruvian tern Fairy tern Damara tern Aleutian tern Spectacled tern Bridled tern Sooty tern River tern Roseate tern
- Gull-billed tern Caspian tern Royal tern Sandwich tern Common tern Arctic tern
Forster's tern Least tern Sooty tern
Large-billed tern Black tern Black
- Sumatran ground cuckoo
Black-hooded coucal Christmas frigatebird California condor Bengal florican Chatham
shag Plains-wanderer Hooded grebe Junin grebe
- tern South American tern Common tern Arctic tern
Snowy-crowned tern Antarctic tern Little tern
- Thal****eus, the crested terns
, is a genus
of eight species
in the family
Laridae. It has a worldwide
distribution, and many of its species
, Hydroprogne caspia Black tern
, Chlidonias niger
, Sterna leucopterus
(P) (R) Roseate tern
, Sterna dougallii
(RI) Common tern
, Onychoprion anaethetus Little tern
, Sternula albifrons
, Sternula saundersi
, Gelochelidon nilotica Caspian tern
- White-winged tern
, Chlidonias leucopterus
(A) Common tern
, Sterna hirundo
(B) Arctic tern
, Sterna paradisaea
(B) Forster's tern
, Sterna forsteri
(B) Royal tern
- coot Northern pintail Northern shoveler
Blue-winged teal Hooded merganser Least tern Black tern Black vulture Mississippi
kite Broad-winged hawk Sharp-shinned...
- Sandwich tern
, Thal****eus sandvicensis Little tern
, Sternula albifrons Bridled tern
, Onychoprion anaethetus Sooty tern
, Onychoprion fuscatus River tern
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