Tringa temmincki, Leisl.
885. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 691; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 17; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 429 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 251.
THE WHITE-TAILED STINT.
Length, 6 to 6.25 ; wing, 3.8 ; tail, 1.9 ; tarsus, 0.75 ; bill at front, 0.7.
Bill black, irides deep brown; legs blackish.
In winter plumage, all the upper parts brown, with dusky streaks in the centres of the feathers, the four central tail-feathers ashy-brown, the others whitish, and the two outermost ones pure white ; throat white ; front of neck and breast ashy brown, belly and Under tail-coverts pure white.
The White-tailed Stint is somewhat rare in the Deccan, but is not uncommon in the remaining portion of our limits. Of course it only occurs as a cold weather visitant.