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Definition of the noun Inca Tern

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Inca Tern is the vernacular name of the Larosterna inca, a species of Larosterna.

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Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The Inca tern, Larosterna inca, has a gray plumage with long, trailing mustaches. The similarity in plumage of black-capped terns makes identification very difficult ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

From specific name Sterna inca Lesson, 1827, Inca Tern. inca Incas, the pre-conquest peoples of Peru and Bolivia (epithet generally given to species with a distribution in these countries) (Coeligena, syn. Griseotyrannus ...

Google previewCentury Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Including Atlas of the World and Cyclopedia of Names

A genus of terns or sea-swallows, Sterninae, related to the noddies , y Inca Tern (Inca mystaraits). having dark plumage with a bundle of white curly plumes on each side of the head. The only species is Sterna inca (Lesson), now ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1889)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney

Inca Tern \lnca ntystaeahi*. having dark plumage with a bundle of white curly plumes on each side of the head. The only species is Sternainca (Lesson), now Incn mysta- calis (Jardine). See Narnia. (d) A bird of this genus. — 4. [cap.] [NL.] ...

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