Genus LIMICOLA

Genus LIMICOLA.

Limicola Koch, Syst. baier. Zool., p. 816 (1816).

Type by mon., L. pygmaea=L. falcinellus Pont.

This genus differs from Calidris in its bill, which is soft and flexible, slightly swollen at the base and depressed and broad ; the nostrils are small and placed in a groove near the base ; tarsus and toes as in Calidris; tail short and nearly square, the central rectrices a little longer and pointed; wing long and pointed with first primary longest.

The genus contains but one species.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus LIMICOLA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
244
M_ID: 
4368
M_SN: 
Limicola
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5064

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