COURIER PLOVERS or COURSERS, and SWALLOW
PLOVERS or PRATINCOLES. Bill short and arched. Nostrils in a depression, not in a groove. Fourth and third toe united by web. Mid claw pectinated. Tarsus transversely scaled in front and behind. With or without a hind toe. Confined to the Eastern Hemisphere. Young hatched covered with down, and able to run in a few hours.
Subfamily CURSORIINAE. No hind toe.