156. Recurvirostra avocetta

156. Recurvirostra avocetta.

THE AVOCET.

The Italian name ; said to be connected with aw=a bird. Kusya-chaha, Behar. Male 16 1/2". Female 17". Legs pale grey. Bill 3 1/2", black. Crown, nape, lesser coverts, and quills black; the rest white. Europe, Asia, and Africa. A winter visitor to Ceylon. Shot one, in hot weather of 1861, on E. Narra, Sind. Eggs (2.0 x 1.4) buff, blotched brown. (J. 899. B. 1452.)

Also with greater wing-coverts and secondaries white :—

B. americana. male 16". Female 15". From temperate N. America.
B. novae hollandiae. 15 1/2". From Australia and New Zealand.

Also with greater coverts and secondaries dark brown :— B. andina. 17". From Chili.

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: 
156. Recurvirostra avocetta
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
156
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
164
Common name: 
Avocet
M_ID: 
3981
M_CN: 
Pied Avocet
M_SN: 
Recurvirostra avosetta
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12905

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