Genus CHARADRIUS

Genus CHARADRIUS.

Charadrius = xapaoplos in classical Greek, a bird dwelling in clefts or river-valleys, The sight of it was held to be a cure for jaundice.

Nasal groove extends about two-thirds length of bill. First quill longest.

Secondaries short. Tertiaries lengthened and pointed. Tail rounded. No hind toe. Plumage brown, spotted yellow. Tarsus reticulated throughout. Outer and mid toe nearly half-webbed.

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: 
Genus CHARADRIUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
155
M_ID: 
4038
M_SN: 
Pluvialis
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12877

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