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.