178. Tringa temmincki.
THE WHITE-TAILED STINT.
In honour of Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Keeper of the Leyden Museum, b. 1778, d. 1858.
Male 6" to 6 1/4". Bill 7/10", black. Legs greenish.— In winter: Above brown, with dusky streaks. Four central tail-feathers ash-brown, six outer tail-feathers white. Laterals, throat, belly, and under-tail pure white.— In summer : Breast sandy, with small dark spots. Shaft of first primary white, of others brown. Mid toe and claw 3/4". N. Europe and Asia, migrating south. Common in N. India from August till May. Eggs (1-15 x 0<85) green, spotted red and brown. (J. 885. B. 1474.)
Also T. minutilla. Similar to T. minuta. 5 1/3". From N. to S. America.