Lobipes hyperboreus, Lin.
890. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 696 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 253.
THE RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.
Length, 6.5 ; wing, 4.4 ; tail, 2.25 ; tarsus, 0.75 ; bill, 0.75.
Bill dusky ; irides brown ; feet yellowish-green.
Forehead white ; crown, occiput, and nape dusky-brown ; the back, scapulars, and two middle tail-feathers the same, but the feathers broadly edged with whitish ; all the lower parts white, passing into pale-ashy on the sides of the breast and flanks.
In summer plumage the back and scapulars are deep black, with reddish edges ; the wing-coverts black with a white band and the neck ferruginous.
The Coot-footed Stint or Red-necked Phalarope occurs in the cold weather in the Kurrachee Harbour and adjacent sea-coast.
I met with it at Chaman, South Afghanistan, where it must have been migrating.