125. Cursorius coromandelicus.
THE INDIAN COURIER PLOVER.
Nukri (Hindi); Yerra Chitawa (Telugu).
Male 9" to 10". Legs cream-white. Bill black. Irides brown. White super-cilia meeting at nape, bordered below with black and surmounting a rufous collar. Above sandy, axillaries sandy. Abdomen chestnut, with black patch. Crown bright red, the long occipital feathers concealing a nuchal spot. India and Ceylon. Two or three eggs (1.19 x 0.97), drab, blotched with black. (J. 840. B. 1422.)