Tringa minuta

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Tringa minuta
Spp Author: 
Leisl.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
355
Common name: 
Little Stint
M_ID: 
4336
M_CN: 
Little Stint
M_SN: 
Calidris minuta
Term name: 
id: 
12024

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