Genus LIMOSA

Genus LIMOSA.

Limosus— muddy, from limus=mud.

Bill lengthened, straight or bent upwards, cylindrical at base, obtuse at tip; both mandibles grooved at side. Plain plumage, in winter grey-brown, in summer rufous in both sexes. Males smaller than females. Remiges twenty-eight. First quill longest. Tail even. Tarsus transversely shielded in parts both in front and behind. Hind toe well developed. Second, third, and fourth toes fringed on both sides. Mid claw curved and often pectinated. Like SNIPES in bill, and like STINTS in plumage. Scattered nearly all over the world.

Axillaries white, with or without dusky bars.

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: 
Genus LIMOSA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
168
M_ID: 
4243
M_SN: 
Limosa
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12913

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