Numenius lineatus

Numenius lineatus, Cab.

877. :- N. arquata, Lin. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 683 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 16 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 429; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 247 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India ; Ibis, 1885, p. 134.

THE CURLEW.

Length, 21 to 26 ; expanse, 34 to 38 ; wing, 11.0 to 12.25 ; tail, 4.5 ; tarsus, 3.25 ; bill at front, 4.0 to 6.25.

Bill dusky-brown, beneath fleshy; irides dark-brown; legs and feet pale bluish-grey.

Head, neck, and breast, pale ashy, tinged with rufous, the shafts and middle of the feathers dusky; upper back and scapulars blackish-brown, the feathers broadly edged with rufous-brown ; lower back white, with dusky spots ; tail yellowish-white, with transverse brown bars ; abdomen white, with dusky spots.

The Curlew is a not uncommon cold weather visitant to suitable localities throughout the region ; it is much more common on the sea-coast than it is inland, where it only affects the larger jheels.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Numenius lineatus
Spp Author: 
Cab.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
351
Common name: 
Curlew
M_ID: 
4270
M_CN: 
Eurasian Curlew
M_SN: 
Numenius arquata
Term name: 
id: 
12015

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