160. Limosa belgica

160. Limosa belgica.

THE BLACK-TAILED GODWIT.

The Linnean form of , a bird mentioned by Aristotle; from =a goat, and =the head.

Goodera, Gairiya, N. W. T.; Malgujha, Nepal; Jaurali, Bengal; Susling, Sind; Tonda ulanka (Telugu).

Male 16" to 18"; 8 to 12 oz. Female 18" to 21"; 9 to 15 oz. Legs dusky. Bill 3 1/2" to 5", fleshy.— In winter: Above ash-brown. Short supercilia and spot under each eye white. Below grey-white. Tail, basal one-third white, terminal two-thirds black.— In summer: Back black, tipped rufous. Breast rufous. Abdomen white. Migratory, breeding in Europe and Asia, and wintering in S. Europe, N. Africa, S. Asia, Malay Archipelago, and Australia. Common in N. India from October to March. Eggs (2.1 x 1.5) olive, spotted brown. (J. 875. B. 1456.) See illustration, p. 169.

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: 
160. Limosa belgica
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
160
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
168
Common name: 
Black Tailed Godwit
M_ID: 
4244
M_CN: 
Black-tailed Godwit
M_SN: 
Limosa limosa
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12914

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