Head feathered. Chin, lores, and area in front of eye bare. Tail short. Toes strong, claws sharp and pointed, that of mid toe nearly straight.
" Drawn from memory. Killed at Shnaygheen in 1866. In all respects like the King Curlew, except the head. I saw one pair only; both had the white band." H. Elton, Mandalay, 23.2.89.