124. Dromas ardeola

124. Dromas ardeola.

THE CRAB-PLOVER.

Male 15". Legs plumbeous. Bill black. Head, neck, and below white. Mantle and wing-coverts black. Small patch in front of eye, and another at back of head, black. Asiatic and African shores of the Indian Ocean, west of the Malay Peninsula, including Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Single egg (2.54 x 1.77), white, laid in a hole about 4 feet long, dug obliquely in the sand. (J. 861. B. 1421.) See illustration, p. 146.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
124. Dromas ardeola
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
124
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
145
Common name: 
Crab Plover
M_ID: 
3965
M_CN: 
Crab-plover
M_SN: 
Dromas ardeola
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12849

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