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