Tringa minuta, Leisl.
884. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 690; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 17; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 429 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 251; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 134.
THE LITTLE STINT.
Length, 6; wing, 3.8; tail, 1.5; tarsus, 0.9; bill at front, 0.7.
Bill black ; irides deep brown ; legs black.
All the upper parts ashy-brown, the shafts dusky; a broad streak from the gape to the eye, and a whitish supercilium ; the two central tail-feathers brown, the outer ones ashy-brown, edged with whitish ; throat, foreneck, middle of the breast, and all the under parts pure white ; the sides of the breast ashy-brown.
In summer, the head, and upper parts, with the two central tail-feathers become black, broadly edged and tipped with rufous brown ; and the cheeks, sides of neck, and breast reddish. –
The Little Stint is more or less common in suitable localities throughout the district. It only occurs as a cold weather visitant.