(2156) Erolia minuta ruficollis.
THE EASTERN LITTLE STINT.
Tringa ruficollis Pall., Reise. Reiehs. Russ.. iii, p. 700 (1776) (Dauria); Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 274.
Vernacular names. Chota Pau-loha (Hind.).
Description. - Breeding plumage. Differs from the preceding bird in having the sides of the head, throat and fore-neck rufous, the feathers narrowly edged with white, which soon becomes abraded, the breast and flanks are more heavily spotted with black and there are sometimes black spots on the thigh-coverts and lateral under tail-coverts.
Colours of soft parts as in the Little Stint.
Measurements. Wing 92 to 100 mm.; tail 40 to 45 mm.; tarsus 20 to 21 mm; culmen 16 to 19 mm.
In Winter this race is only to be distinguished from the preceding by its rather larger size.
Distribution. East Siberia to Japan. In Winter South to China, Australia and East to Burma, the Andamans and the Malayan Archipelago.
Nidification. Nothing recorded.
Habits. Those of the genus.