139. Charadrius fulvus

139. Charadrius fulvus.

THE EASTERN GOLDEN PLOVER.

Fulvus=tawny. Chota battan, India.

Male 9" to 10". female 9 1/2". Legs plumbeous green. Bill black.— In winter: Above dull grey, with triangular spots. Breast white, spotted yellow. Primaries black. Axillaries smoky grey.— In summer: Above darker, and spots smaller. Beneath deep black, edged white. Reigns in the Nearctic region. Breeds in E. Siberia, and has a wide range in Asia and Australia, but it rarely reaches Europe. Visits India between September and May. Said to breed in India. Four pyriform eggs (1.9 x 1.3), buff, blotched brown. (B. 1439.)

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: 
139. Charadrius fulvus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
139
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
155
Common name: 
Eastern Golden Plover
M_ID: 
4040
M_CN: 
Pacific Golden Plover
M_SN: 
Pluvialis fulva
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12879

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