181. Tringa subarquata.
THE CURLEW STINT.
Subarquata= a little like a Curlew, Arquata.
Male 8" to 8 3/4". Legs grey. Bill 1 1/2", black.— In winter: Face, throat, and beneath white. Brown streak from gape to eye. Above ashy brown, with dark shaft stripes. Upper tail-coverts chiefly white. White ring barred with black round base of tail.— In summer: Crown, neck, back, and scapulars rufous, with black shaft stripes. Upper and lower tail-coverts with black spots. Below chestnut. Nesting in Arctic regions and wintering in Africa, India, and Australia. Accidental in N. America and W. Indies. (J. 882. B. 1477.)
Also the genus Arquatella. One species—A. maritima, 7 1/2", the Black Sandpiper, breeding in Arctic Europe and N.E. America, and ranging south in winter on coasts of temperate Europe and America. Also two subspecies— A. couesi, 7 1/2", replacing A. maritima in W.N. America ; and A. ptilocnemis, 9 1/2", from Pribylov Islands.