2105. Eupoda vereda

(2105) Eupoda vereda.

THE EASTERN SAND-PLOVER.

Charadrius veredus Gould, P. Z. S., 1848, p. 38 (N.W. Australia). Aegialitis vereda. Blanf. & Oates, iv. p. 240.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Similar to the preceding bird but with much more white on the fore-crown and forehead, no brown in front of the eye or over the ear-coverts and, sometimes, a pale whitish-brown or white hind-neck; the axillaries are light brown tipped with white; the white upper plumage, especially the head, is a paler brown; the black breast-band is wider.

Colours of soft parts. Iris hazel; " bill olive-brown ; legs pale brownish flesh-colour; feet washed with grey, blackish on joints " (Swinhoe).

Measurements. Wing 153 to 167 mm.; tail 59 to 64 mm.; tarsus about 44 to 46 mm.; culmen 22 to 24 mm.

Distribution. Northern China and Mongolia. In Winter South through China to Australia and the Philippines. A single specimen was shot by Dr. G. E. Adams in the Andamans in 1872 and identified by Ball.

Nidification. A single egg sent me with portions of the skin of the bird shot off the nest is more like a weakly-marked Dotterel's egg than that of Aegialitis, as might have been expected. It measures 38.4 x 27.0 mm. and was taken about the 2nd of June, 1906, in Ladak, West Tibet, at an elevation of about 12,500 feet.

Habits. Those of the genus.

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: 
2105. Eupoda vereda
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
2105
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
159
Common name: 
Eastern Sand Plover
M_ID: 
4115
M_CN: 
Oriental Plover
M_SN: 
Charadrius veredus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4963

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