124. Dromas ardeola.
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.