1031. Aegialitis semipalmata

1031. SEMIPALMATED PLOVER.
AEGIALITIS SEMIPALMATA.
AEgialitis semipalmata (Bp.), Obs. Wils. 1825, No. 219 ; (Audub.), B. Am. pl. 330 ; Nelson, Rep. Nat. Hist. Coll. in Alaska, p. 126 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 250 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 829 ; Ridgway, p. 176.
Male ad. Massachusetts). Differs from AE. hiaticola in having a distinct web between the inner and middle toes, and in having the black collar much narrower ; bill black, the basal half orange ; legs pale flesh-colour, the claws black ; iris deep hazel. Culmen 0.6, wing 4.68, tail 2.5, tarsus 1.0 inch.
Hab. North America generally, wintering in the West Indies, Central America, and South America to Brazil, Peru, and the Galapagos ; Plover Bay and Koliuchin Bay on the coast of Eastern Asia.
In general habits it resembles AE. hiaticola, and, like that species, nests on the ground, usually near the sea. Its eggs are pale dull buff or olive-buff, speckled or irregularly spotted, chiefly on or round the larger end, with dark brown or black, and measure 1.26 by 0.94.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1031. Aegialitis semipalmata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1031
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
740
Common name: 
Semipalmated Plover
M_ID: 
4104
M_CN: 
Lesser Sand Plover
M_SN: 
Charadrius mongolus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10770

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