Tern, Elegant bird picturesELEGANT TERN.
66. Sterna elegans. 17 inches.
In the breeding plumage the under parts of the Terns are tinged with rosy, which probably first gave the birds their name.
Nest. - They lay but a single egg, in a slight depression in the sand, creamy brown with light brown markings (2.40 x 1.40).
Range. - Central and South America, in summer to California.