162. Macrorhamphus semipalmatus

162. Macrorhamphus semipalmatus.

THE SNIPE-BILLED GODWIT.

Male 12 1/2" to 13" ; 4 oz. Female 13" to 13 1/3". Legs green- Bill 2 7/8" to 3 1/4, dusky. —In winter: Ash-brown, edged white. Broad white supercilia. Rump and tipper tail-coverts white, with arrow-shaped marks of brown. Tail barred brown and white. Axillaries, flanks, and under tail-coverts spotted and barred brown. Lower part of tarsus transversely shielded in front.— In summer: Rufous. Wing brown, edged white. Tail banded black and white. Rare visitor to India and Burma. Breeds in Siberia, and migrates to China, Japan, Burma, and India. (J. 874. B. 1458.)

Also M. griseus. Male 10". Female 11". With tarsus shielded behind, wintering in C. and S. America.

Also the genus Micropalama. One species— M. himantopus. male 8". female 8 1/2" With bill widened at tip and pitted. Breeding in Canada and migrating to S. America and W. Indies.

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: 
162. Macrorhamphus semipalmatus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
162
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
170
Common name: 
Snipe Billed Godwit
M_ID: 
4242
M_CN: 
Asian Dowitcher
M_SN: 
Limnodromus semipalmatus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12917

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