Calidris arenaria

Calidris arenaria, Tem.

888. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 694 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 429; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 252.

THE SANDERLING.

Length, 8 ; wing, 4.75 ; tail, 2; tarsus, 0.9 ; bill at front, 1.

Bill black ; irides deep brown ; legs black.

In winter plumage, all the upper parts cinereous, with the shafts of the feathers blackish-brown ; forehead and cheeks pure white ; head and edge of the wing blackish-grey ; wing-coverts broadly edged white ; primaries dusky, with the edges and tips brownish ; tail deep grey, the feathers edged with white, the two middle ones the darkest, all the lower parts pure white.

The Sanderling is more or less common along the coast during winter.

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: 
Calidris arenaria
Spp Author: 
Tem.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
356
Common name: 
Sanderling
M_ID: 
4330
M_CN: 
Sanderling
M_SN: 
Calidris alba
Term name: 
id: 
12029

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