Cursorius gallicus

Cursorius gallicus, Gm.

840bis. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, Appendix, p. 874; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 11; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 221.

THE CREAM-COLORED COURSER.

Length, 10; wing, 6.5 ; tail, 2.5; tarsus, 2.2; bill at front, 0.85. Bill black ; legs yellowish-white.

Forehead and upper plumage generally pale isabelline or sandy-yellow ; top of the head pale grey; a broad superciliary white band from the eye to the occiput, with a narrower black line beneath it; both widen out at the occiput, which is sub-crested, mixed black and white; quills black; tail concolorous with the upper plumage, with a broad dark-brown terminal band, broadly tipped with white on all, except the central feathers; beneath, as above but paler, and albescent towards the vent and under tail-coverts ; lower wing-coverts deep brown.

The Cream-colored Courser is a not uncommon cold weather visitant to Northern Guzerat; it does not occur in the Deccan. In Sind it is a permanent resident, breeding during May and June.

The eggs are barely distinguishable from those of the preceding species.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Cursorius gallicus
Spp Author: 
Gm.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
324
Common name: 
Cream Colored Courser
M_ID: 
4382
M_CN: 
Cream-colored Courser
M_SN: 
Cursorius cursor
Term name: 
id: 
11944

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