Genus CHARADRIUS

Bill slender and rather short, the dertrum slightly swollen and rounded ; nostril linear, in a groove that extends about two-thirds the length of the bill. Wings pointed, 1st quill longest; secondaries short; tertiaries lengthened and pointed. Tail moderate, rounded. Tarsi reticulated throughout with hexagonal scales ; no hind toe; outer and middle toes connected by a short web at the base. A distinct breeding-plumage, the whole under surface becoming black. Sexes alike. The restricted genus contains two species, both Indian.

a. Axillaries greyish brown…………………………C. fulvus, p. 234.
b. Axillaries pure white…………………………C. pluvialis, p. 235.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus CHARADRIUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
233
M_ID: 
4038
M_SN: 
Pluvialis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2074

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