Recurvirostra avocetta

Recurvirostra avocetta, Lin.

899. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 786 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 18 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind p. 258 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 134.

THE AVOCET.

Length, 18; wing, 8.5 ; tail, 3 ; tarsus, 3.25; bill at front, 3.5.

Bill black; irides red-brown; legs pale bluish-grey.

Crown of the head, nape, most of the hind-neck, scapulars, lesser wing-coverts, and primary quills, deep black ; all the rest of the plumage pure white.

The Avocet is common during the winter in Sind, rare in Guzerat, and does not occur at all in the Deccan. I have myself seen it at Gungrar, near Neemuch, but it is very rare.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Recurvirostra avocetta
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
362
Common name: 
Avocet
M_ID: 
3981
M_CN: 
Pied Avocet
M_SN: 
Recurvirostra avosetta
id: 
12046

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