Subfamily CHARADRIINAE

Subfamily CHARADRIINAE.

Br. Lowe thus diagnoses this subfamily : - " Pluvialine forms in which the lacrymals are not free but are merged on the supraorbital rim, in which there is a conspicuous foramina for the nasal duct immediately caudad of the nasals, in which the supraorbital grooves are deeply sculptured, often perforated with foramina, and extend well back to the anterior margins of the parietals, and in which the supraorbital rim is conspicuously raised, everted, or conicid."

Key to Genera.

A. A white ring round the neck………………CHARADRIUS, p. 167.
13. No white ring round the neck.
a. Plumage brown above, not spotted yellow………………CIRREPEDESMUS, p. 173.
b. Plumage above spotted with yellow; no dark band across the chest………………PLUVIALIS, p. 175

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily CHARADRIINAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
167
Volume: 
Vol. 6
id: 
4974

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