173. Calidris arenaria

173. Calidris arenaria.

THE SANDERLING.

Arenaria ~ pertaining to sand, arena.

Male 7 1/2" to 8". 1 3/4 oz. Legs black. Bill 1", black.— In winter: Upper plumage ashy. Shafts brown. Head, edge of wing, and tail deep grey.— In summer: Head and cheeks black. Back, neck, and breast reddish, with black spots. Tail-feathers doubly notched. Breeds in Arctic regions and migrates south. Common in cold season in Sind and Baluchistan. Eggs (1.4 x 0.95) olive, spotted brown and red. (J. 888. B. 1469.)

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: 
173. Calidris arenaria
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
173
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
175
Common name: 
Sanderling
M_ID: 
4330
M_CN: 
Sanderling
M_SN: 
Calidris alba
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12932

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