155. Himantopus candidus

155. Himantopus candidus.

THE BLACK-WINGED STILT.

Candidus=of a glistening white. Gaj-paon, India; Lalgori, Lamgora, Bengal.

Male 15 1/2". Legs lake-red. Bill 2 3/4", red, tip black. Back, neck, and tail grey. Wing, back of bead black, glossed green. Best white. The adult male in breeding plumage has head, neck, upper mantle, and entire under surface pure white. S. Europe, Africa, C. and S. Asia. Cold-season visitor to India, Ceylon, and Burma. Three or four eggs (1.64 x 1.21), drab, blotched black. (J. 898. B. 1451).

Also with under surface white :—

E. melanurus. 14". Similar to H. mexicanus. From Brazil and Chili.

E. leucocephalus. Male 14 1/2" Female 14". From Australia, New Guinea, and the Moluccas.

E. picatus. 14 1/2". A subspecies. From New Zealand.

H. mexicanus. male 11 1/2"". Female 12 1/2". America and W. Indies.

H. Knudseni. 14 1/2". From Sandwich Islands.

Also with under surface black:— E. melas. 12". From New Zealand.

Also the genus Cladorhynchus. One species— C. leucocephalus, 13 1/2", from Australia.

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: 
155. Himantopus candidus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
155
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
162
Common name: 
Black Winged Stilt
M_ID: 
3971
M_CN: 
Black-winged Stilt
M_SN: 
Himantopus himantopus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12903

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