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.