157. Ibidorhynchus struthersi.
Male 16"; 10 oz. Legs blood-red. Bill 3 3/4", crimson. Head black, mixed grey and margined white. Plumage olive.
Hodgson says it has the short legs and feet of a Plover. Gould remarks that its legs and feet are those of an Oyster-Catcher, and its bill that of an Ibis. Masson, in December, 1880, shot eight in the Great Ranjit River. Excellent for the table. From W. Turkistan to N. China. Inhabits the Himalayas from the Afridi country to Assam. (J. 879. B. 1453.)