170. Totanus fuscus.
THE SPOTTED RED-SHANKS.
Batan, India; Yerra Kal ulanka (Telugu).
Male 13" ; 7 1/4 to 9 oz. Legs orange-red. Bill 2 1/3", orange, tip black.— In winter: Black patch near eye. Supercilia from base of bill white. Sides of neck and upper breast indistinctly spotted and mottled with brown. Secondaries barred brown and white. Upper tail-coverts barred black and white. Central tail ash-grey; outer tail vandyked white.— In summer: Head, neck, and below sooty grey. Vent and lower tail barred white and brown. Back black, with white spots. Breeds in Finland, and migrates south to Mediterranean countries and S. Asia. Common in cold season in N. India. Eggs (1.8 x 1.25) buff, spotted dark brown. (J. 896. B. 1465.)