Limicola platyrhyncha

Limicola platyrhyncha, Tem.

886. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 692 ; Murray's Verte¬brate Zoology of Sind, p. 252.

THE BROAD-BILLED STINT.

Length, 6.25 ; wing, 3.9 ; tail, 1.75 ; tarsus, 0.75; bill at front, 11.

Bill blackish ; irides deep brown; legs dusky.

In winter plumage, above ashy-brown, with a rufous tint; cheeks white, spotted with brown; quills brown; tail brown, edged with pale reddish-ashy; neck white with brown spots : the rest of the lower parts white, tinged with rufous on the sides of the breast, the flanks, and under tail-coverts.

The bill is rather long, broad, and flattened, and slightly bent down at the tip.

In summer the upper plumage is more or less black, edged with rufous and buffy-white, the quills with black shafts; the breast whitish with black spots and tinged with rufous; the rest of the lower surface white.

The Broad-billed Stint occurs not uncommonly in the Kurrachee Harbour and along the adjacent coast during the cold season.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Limicola platyrhyncha
Spp Author: 
Tem.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
356
Common name: 
Broad Billed Stint
M_ID: 
4369
M_CN: 
Broad-billed Sandpiper
M_SN: 
Limicola falcinellus
id: 
12027

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