Cursorius Lath., Ind. Orn., i, p. 751 (1790).
Type by taut., Charadrius cursor Lath.
The bill in this genus is rather long, slender and slightly arched; the tarsus and bare tibia are slender and shielded in front and behind; there is no hind-toe and the anterior toes are short, the middle one decidedly longer than the others, with its claw expanded internally or slightly pectinated; the wings are long and pointed, the first and second primaries equal and longest,, the tail is short and nearly even.
Key to Species.
A. Crown rufous in front, grey behind…………C. cursor, p. 85.
B. Crown chestnut throughout…………C. coramandelicus, p.86.