Numenius phaeopus

Numenius phaeopus, Lin.

878. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 684 ; Butler, Guzerat Stray Feathers, Vol, IV, p. 16 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 429; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 247.

THE WHIMBREL.

Length, 16 to 18; expanse, 29; wing, 9.5 to 10; tail, 3.75 ; bill at front, 3.0 to 3.5.

Bill dusky, reddish at base; irides brown; legs dark bluish-grey.

Forehead and crown cinereous-brown, the latter divided by a longitudinal pale streak ; over each eye a broad streak of white mixed with brown ; sides of the head, neck, and breast, pale-ashy with brown streaks ; upper back, scapulars, and wing-coverts deep brown, the feathers with pale edgings ; lower back white : rump white, barred with ashy-brown; tail cinereous brown with dark oblique bars; abdomen and under tail-coverts white, the flanks barred with brown.

The Whimbrel is common all along the sea-coast during the cold season; it is much more rare inland.

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 phaeopus
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
352
Common name: 
Whimbrel
M_ID: 
4260
M_CN: 
Whimbrel
M_SN: 
Numenius phaeopus
Term name: 
id: 
12016

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