Genus PLUVIALIS

Genus PLUVIALIS.

Pluvialis Schaeffer, Mus. Ornith., p. 45 (1789).

Type, Charadrius apricarius Linn.

Superficially very like the genus Squatarola, without a hind toe. In this genus the bill is slender and short, with the dertrum but slightly swollen; the nostrils are linear and are placed in a groove which extends about two-thirds the length of the upper mandible; the wings are pointed, the first primary longest, the outer secondaries short and the inner long and pointed; tail short and rounded; tarsi reticulated all round with hexagonal scales; outer and middle toes connected by a short web at their bases; the sexes are alike and there is a distinct breeding plumage.

Key to Species.

A. Axillaries pure white ………………P. apricarius, p. 176.
B. Axillaries greyish-brown………………P. dominicus, p. 178.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus PLUVIALIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
175
M_ID: 
4038
M_SN: 
Pluvialis
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4987

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