142. Aegialitis asiatica.
THE CASPIAN SAND-PLOVER.
Male 7 1/2". Legs horn. Bill black.— In winter: Crown, nape, and above hair brown. Broad rufous breast-band. Axillaries white. Shaft of first primary and subterminal portion of second white. Shaft of third primary dark throughout. In summer: Above pale brown. No breast-band, but patch dusky grey on each side of breast. Breeds on Caspian and Aral Seas and in C Asia. Winters in Africa. Found in Persian Gulf and occasionally in India. (B. 1444. S.F. vii. 438.)