185. Phalaropus fulicarius

185. Phalaropus fulicarius.

THE GREY PHALAROPE.

Fulicarius = like a Coot, fulica.

Male 7 1/2". Female 8". Legs green. Bill 1", yellow, tip brown.— In winter: Forehead, supercilia, cheeks, and crown white. Grey nape streak. White bar on wing. Beneath white. Mid-tail projecting.— In summer: The females have the crown and nape black, with a white patch on the sides of the head. Back, scapulars, and tertiaries black, edged buff. Breeds in Arctic regions and ranges south in winter to Chili and New Zealand. Pour eggs (1.2 x 0.9), olive, marbled brown. (J. 889. B. 1481.)

Also the genus Steganopus. One species— S. tricolor, male 8 1/3", female 9 1/3", from N. America, migrating to S. America.

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: 
185. Phalaropus fulicarius
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
185
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
178
Common name: 
Grey Phalarope
M_ID: 
4379
M_CN: 
Red Phalarope
M_SN: 
Phalaropus fulicarius
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12947

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