Tringa alpina

Tringa alpina, Lin.

883. :- T. cinclus, Lin. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 690; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 251.

THE DUNLIN.

Length, 7.5 ; wing, 4.5 ; tail, 1.9 ; tarsus, 1 ; bill at front, 1.25.

Bill black ; irides deep brown ; legs greenish-dusky.

In winter plumage, above, with the lores and cheeks ashy-brown, the shafts of the feathers dark, and those of the upper parts edged paler ; supercilia and sides of the forehead whitish-ashy ; lesser and median-coverts brown, edged with ashy; quills deep brown, with a pale edging; middle tail-feathers dark-brown, the laterals ashy and edged with white ; throat white ; breast whitish-ashy with a few brown streaks; abdomen and under tail-coverts pure white.

In summer the head is black, the upper plumage much mixed with ferruginous and brown ; the abdomen pure black ; and the breast white and spotted.

The Dunlin occurs as a fairly common cold weather visitant to the Kurrachee Harbour.

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: 
Tringa alpina
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
354
Common name: 
Dunlin
M_ID: 
4354
M_CN: 
Dunlin
M_SN: 
Calidris alpina
Term name: 
id: 
12023

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