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.