1027. Aegialitis vereda

1027. Eastern Dotterel.
AEGIALITIS VEREDA.
AEgialitis vereda (Gould), P.Z.S. 1848, p. 38 ; id. B. of Austr, vi. pl. 14 ; (David and Oust.), Ois. Chine, p. 425, pl. 120 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 232 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 240.
Male ad. (Saigon). Differs from AE. asiatica in being larger, with the supercilium less distinct, the hind neck paler than the crown or back, and in having the under wing-lining and axillaries smoky brown and not white ; bill deep olive-brown, blacker on the terminal portion ; feet light brownish flesh-colour, the toes washed with grey, the joints blackish ; eyelids greyish black. Culmen 1.1, wing 6.5, tail 2.5, tarsus 1.8 inch. In all plumages this species is distinguishable by its smoke-brown axillaries and under wing-coverts.
Hab. Mongolia and Northern China ; the Malay Peninsula and Australia ; has been once obtained on the Andamans.
In general habits it resembles its allies, and is said to be very shy and wary. Like AE. asiatica it frequents sandy plains, and is said to breed on the salt plains in S.E. Mongolia, sometimes at great distances from water, hut I do not find any description of its eggs.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1027. Aegialitis vereda
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1027
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
736
Common name: 
Eastern Dotterel
M_ID: 
4115
M_CN: 
Oriental Plover
M_SN: 
Charadrius veredus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10212

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