Genus LIMNODROMUS

Genus LIMNODROMUS.

Limnodromus Neuweid., Beitr. Naturg. Brasil, iv, Abstr. 2, p. 716 (1833).

Type by mon., Macroramphus griseus Gmelin.

In this genus the bill is like that of a Snipe, very long, straight and slender, swollen towards the tip, where it is pitted; both mandibles grooved at the sides from the base to the swollen dertrum, which has a groove on the upper surface; the tarsus is shorter than the wing and is scutellated in front, reticulated behind; the hind toe is well developed and the anterior toes are joined by webs, that between the middle and outer being the larger; the wing is long and pointed, the first primary longest, the second almost as long. The breeding plumage is rufous, the non-breeding grey-brown, extremely like the plumage of Limosa. Sexes alike. Of the two species known, one is American and the other is from North-Eastern Asia.

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 LIMNODROMUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
209
M_ID: 
4236
M_SN: 
Limnodromus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5029

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