Cotyle riparia

Cotyle riparia, Lin.

87. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 163; Butler, Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 378 ; Guzerat, Vol. III, p. 432 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 103.

THE EUROPEAN SAND MARTIN.

Length, 4.75 ; wing, 4; tail, 2.

Bill black; legs and feet horny; tarsus feathered on the back, down to the hind-toe.

Plumage above, and the breast, pale dusky greyish-brown ; throat, belly, and under tail-coverts white ; the tail slightly forked.

The European Sand Martin has been very doubtfully recorded from almost every part of the district. I have myself never met with it

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: 
Cotyle riparia
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
82
Common name: 
European Sand Martin
M_ID: 
22409
M_CN: 
Sand Martin
M_SN: 
Riparia riparia
Term name: 
id: 
11285

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