Order LIMICOLA

Order LIMICOLA (Part).

Usually two notches on posterior margin of breast-bone (several species have only one pair). Tibia (with but few exceptions) is bare for some distance above tibio-tarsal joint. Schizognathous. Hind toe present or wanting. Nostril in a groove or depression. Oil-gland tufted. After-shaft. Eleven primaries. Fifth secondary wanting. Eggs double-spotted. Young hatched covered with down.

No hind toe . . . . OEDICNEMUS STONE-CURLEWS.

ESACUS . STONE-PLOVERS.
Hind toe raised DROMAS . CRAB-PLOVERS.
No hind toe . . . . CURSORIUS COURIER PLOVERS.
RHINOPTILUS .
With hind toe GLAREOLA SWALLOW PLOVERS.
Four toes with long claws . HYDROPHASIANUS JACANAS.
METOPIDIUS
With no wing-spur and no
facial wattle. Hind toe .

STREPSILAS TURNSTONES.
VANELLUS LAPWINGS.
CHETTUSIA

SOEVATAROLA . GREY PLOVERS.
With no wing-spur and no facial wattle. No hind toe. CHARADRIUS . GOLDEN PLOVERS.
AEGIALITIS SAND-PLOVERS.
DOTTERELS.
RINGED PLOVERS.
With no wing-spur and with facial wattle

SARCOGRAMMUS WATTLED LAPWINGS.
MICROSARCOPS .
SARCIOPHORUS .
With wing-spur and no wattle.
HOPLOPTERUS . SPUR-WINGED PLOVERS.
Plumage black or pied . .

HAEMATOPUS OYSTER-CATCHERS.
HIMANTOPUS . STILTS.
RECURVIROSTRA AVOCETS.
IBIDORHYNCHUS IBIS-BILLS.
Plumage white CHIONIDIDAE . SHEATH-BILLS.
Plumage game THINOCORYTHIDAE SEED SNIPES.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Order LIMICOLA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
143
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12839

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