137. Squatarola helvetica.
THE GREY PLOVER.
Swiss, from Helvetii the inhabitants of Switzerland, whence M. de Reaumur first received specimens.
Male 10 1/2" to 11". Female 11" to 12". Legs black-grey. Bill black.— In winter: Forehead and chin white. Below white, with brown spots. Above brown, tipped white. Tail white, broadly barred black and brown. Axillaries black.— In summer: Lower surface deep black, edged white. Back barred black and white. Almost world wide. Breeds in the far north and visits the south of both hemispheres in winter. Eggs (2 x 1.4) pyriform, greenish, spotted brown. (J. 844. B. 1441.)
Also the genus Aphriza. One species—A. virgata, 9 1/2" with hind toe, from W. N. America.
Also the genus Zonibyx. One species— Z. modesta, 7", with hind toe, from S. America.
Also the genus Stephanibyx. Three species, without hind toe, from Africa— S. coronatus, 12 1/2"; S. melanopterus, 10"; and S. inornatus, 8 1/2"