171. Totanus glareola

171. Totanus glareola.

THE WOOD-SANDPIPER.

Glareola, a diminutive from glarta= gravel, from its haunting gravelly places. Chupka, Chobaha, India ; Chinna ulanka (Telugu).

Male 8 1/2" to 9". Legs green. Bill 1 1/5", green, tip black.— In winter: Forehead and above deep brown, with grey spots. White supercilia from the bill. Tail barred black and white; laterals white-spotted. Remiges twenty-six. Axillaries barred brown.— In summer: Feathers of back brown, with white markings on both webs. Europe and N. Asia, winters in Africa, India, Malay Archipelago, and Australia. Eggs (1.5 x 1.1) olive, blotched red and brown. (J. 891. B. 1461.)

Also T. macularius. 6 1/2". Similar to T. hypoleucos. From N, America. Migratory to C and S. America and W. Indies.

T. solitarius. male 7". female 7 1/2". Similar to T. ochropus. From N. to S. America.

T. cinnamomeus. Similar to T. solitarius.

T. melanoleucus. male 11". female 12.8". Similar to T. glottis. From N. America. Migratory to S. America.

T. flavipes. male 9". female 9 1/2". N. America. Migratory to S. America.

Also the genus Symphoenia. One species— M. semipalmata, male 12", female 13", from N. America to C. and S. America in winter.

Also the genus Heteractitis. Two species— H. brevipes, male 8.8", female 9", from E. Siberia through Japan and China to Malayan Archipelago and Australia; H. incanus, 10", from Alaska and Mexico throughout Oceania to N.E. Australia.

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: 
171. Totanus glareola
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
171
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
174
Common name: 
Wood Sandpiper
M_ID: 
4298
M_CN: 
Wood Sandpiper
M_SN: 
Tringa glareola
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12928

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