133. Strepsilas interpret

133. Strepsilas interpret

THE TURNSTONE or SEA-DOTTEREL.

Interpres - an agent between two parties, an explainer ; from inters between, and the root of the Sanskrit prath = unfold (whence =broad); perhaps in allusion to its warning note.

Male 8" to 8 1/2". Female 8 1/2" to 9 1/2". 3 1/2 to 4 oz. Legs orange-yellow. Bill black. Remiges twenty-five. Sexes alike. In summer; Crown white, with black stripes. Black stripe from eye meets another from mouth behind eye. Incomplete collar with gorget, and a second incomplete band towards wing-shoulder. Mantle, scapulars, and wing-coverts mostly chestnut, with black pattern. Axillaries white.— In winter: Below pure white. Head and back hair-brown. Gape line mottled.

Found in most parts of the world. A winter visitor to India, but met with at other seasons, notably at Karachi in June arid August; in Ceylon in June. At the Laccadives, Hume found Turnstones swimming in the sea like Phalaropes. Eggs (1.6 x 1.1) buff, spotted brown. (J. 860. B. 1430.)

Also S. melanocephoela. 8". "With throat and breast blackish. From W. N. America.

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: 
133. Strepsilas interpret
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
133
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
153
Common name: 
Turnstone Or Sea Dotterel
M_ID: 
4315
M_CN: 
Ruddy Turnstone
M_SN: 
Arenaria interpres
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12869

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