173. Calidris arenaria.
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.)