167. Totanus hypoleucos.
THE COMMON SANDPIPER, or SUMMER SNIPE.
Hypoleucos= which generally=whitish (pale from the ordinary sense of in composition, "somewhat"), hut here plainly= white underneath. It was the bird's common mediaeval name.
Potti ulanka (Telugu); Kotan, Ceylon.
7 3/4" to 8 1/4". Legs pale green. Bill 1", dusky. In winter and summer the same. Above and four central tail-feathers glossed green. No white on rump. Lateral tail tipped and barred white. Remiges twenty-four. Quills, except first, with spot on inner web. The greater part of the Old World, and migrating in winter to S. Africa, S. Asia, and Australia. Common throughout India, Burma, and Ceylon in cold season. Four eggs (1.41 x 1.06), buff, with black specks. (J. 893, B. 1460.)