Tringoides (Actitis) hypoleucus Lin.

Tringoides (Actitis) hypoleucus Lin.

893. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 699; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 18; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 430 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 254 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 134.

THE COMMON SAND-PIPER.

Length, 7.75 to 8.25 ; expanse, 13.5 ; wings, 4.25 to 4.5 ; tail, 2.4 ; tarsus, 1 ; bill at front, 1.

Bill dusky ; irides brown ; legs pale green.

All the upper parts ashy-brown, glossed with green, and the shafts darker; back and wing-coverts with fine transverse brown lines ; a white supercilium ; quills brown with a large white spot on the inner webs of all except the first two; the four central tail-feathers like the back ; the two next tipped with white, the outer one tipped with white, and barred on the outer web with brown and white ; beneath pure white, streaked with brown on the neck and breast.

This Sand-piper is more or less common during the cold season throughout the whole region.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Tringoides (Actitis) hypoleucus Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
359
Common name: 
Cinereous Vulture
M_ID: 
4307
M_CN: 
Common Sandpiper
M_SN: 
Actitis hypoleucos
Term name: 
id: 
12037

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