Northern Alabama Notes on the Caspien Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)

Published in 1954

Look on a map of central Asia and you will find the Caspian Sea, a briny inland sea bordered on the south by Iran, on the west by the Ukraine, and surrounded in parts by the Caucasian Mountains. The Volga river empties into it. This sea has its name given to one of our birds, the Caspian Tern. This cosmopolition fellow ranges over Europe, Asia, and North America. One of our largest terns, he is nearly the size of the Herring Gull, with a black cap, a bright red bill, and a shallowly forked tail.

Author: Thomas Z. Atkeson and David C. Hulse
Volume Number: 2 Year Published: 1954
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 35

Link to article: 2 No. 3, 4_1954_p35.pdf
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