Genus CALIDRIS

Genus CALIDRIS.

Calidris Anonymous, Allg. Lit. Zeitung, 1804, No. 168, col. 542.

Type by taut., Tringa calidris - Tringa canutus Linn,

In this genus the bill is long, straight and stout; both mandibles grooved and the long linear nostril placed near the base, at the bottom of the groove on the upper mandible; the tarsi are rather short and stout and scutellated throughout; posterior toe present; anterior toes not joined together with webs; the wing is long with first primary longest.
One species of the genus occurs in India and the genus itself is almost cosmopolitan.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus CALIDRIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
243
M_ID: 
4321
M_SN: 
Calidris
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5062

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