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.
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.