181. Tringa subarquata

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.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
181. Tringa subarquata
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
181
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
177
Common name: 
Curlew Stint
M_ID: 
4344
M_CN: 
Curlew Sandpiper
M_SN: 
Calidris ferruginea
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12942

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