The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.
3. Sterna Melanauchen. — Black-naped Tern
3. Sterna Melanauchen.
Sterna melanauchen, Temm. Pl Col., Vol iv. pi. 427 (1827); Gould, Bets. Austr., Vol. vii. pi. 28 (1848, Torres Strait); Finsch, Ibis, 1880, pp. 431, 433 (Gilbert Islands); North, Nests and Eggs Austr. Bds. p. 356 (1889), egg; Saunders, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., Vol. xxv. p. 126 (1896).
"Agiagi," Natives of Funafuti.
One adult female, shot while feeding on the beach not far from the village. Wing 8-5 in. Not common.