Adopted by Jerdon as a mountain form of Cursorius. The form combines large eye and somewhat the colour of some of the true Plovers, with legs and general structure of Couriers. The genus is almost Ethiopian, but a single species of great rarity occurs in C. India.
Bill straight. Second and third primaries subequal and longest. Outer toe joined by web. No hind toe. Mid claw slightly pectinated.
With one black band across the foreneck.