Aegialitis cantiana, Latham.
848. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 640 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 12 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 426; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 226; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 132.
THE KENTISH RINGED PLOVER.
Length, 6.75 ; expanse, 13 to 14; wing, 4.3; tail, 2; tarsus, 1.1 ; bill at front, 0.6.
Bill black ; irides brown ; feet dusky-grey to blackish.
Crown of the head and nape light brownish-red, the rest of the upper parts ashy-brown ; primaries brown, the shafts white ; tail with the central feathers as the back, the two outermost white, and the next partially white; forehead, a broad streak over the eye, and a ring round the neck, white ; lores and ear-coverts black, and a black stripe on the forehead; lower parts white, with a large patch of black on each side of the breast.
The Kentish Ringed Plover is a common cold weather visitant all along the coast, and occurs inland on the banks of all the larger rivers and lakes.