Tringa subarquata, Gm.
882. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 689 ; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 429 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 250.
THE CURLEW STINT.
Length, 8 ; wing, 5; tail, 1.75 ; tarsus, 1.16; bill at front, 1.6.
Bill black ; irides brown; legs dusky-grey.
In winter plumage, the face and supercilium white; a brown streak from the gape to the eye; upper part of head, back, scapulars, and wing-coverts, ashy-brown, the shafts of the feathers somewhat darker; feathers of the nape streaked with brown, and edged whitish; upper tail-coverts white ; tail ashy-grey, edged with white; throat and beneath pure white ; the feathers of the neck in front and of the breast streaked with pale brown.
The Curlew Stint is common during the cold weather along the sea coast, but does not seem to penetrate far inland. It has been procured at Sholapore.