157. Ibidorhynchus struthersi

157. Ibidorhynchus struthersi.

THE IBIS-BILL.

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.)

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: 
157. Ibidorhynchus struthersi
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
157
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
164
Common name: 
Ibis Bill
M_ID: 
3968
M_CN: 
Ibisbill
M_SN: 
Ibidorhyncha struthersii
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12907

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