Totanus glottis, Lin.
894. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 700; Butler, Guzerat ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 18 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 430 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 255 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 135.
THE GREEN SHANKS.
Length, 14 to 15 ; expanse, 25 ; wing, 8 ; tail, 3.75 ; tarsus, 2.75 ; bill at front, 2.2.
Bill dusky greenish ; irides brown ; legs yellowish green.
In winter plumage, the head, cheeks, sides and back of neck, cinereous-white with brown streaks ; upper back, scapulars, and wing-coverts, dusky brown, the feathers edged with yellowish-white ; the lower back and upper tail-coverts pure white ; quills dusky, some of them spotted with white on their inner webs ; tail white with cross bars of brown, the outer feathers entirely white with the exception of a narrow streak on the outer web; throat, foreneck, middle of the breast, and lower parts pure white ; the sides of the breast streaked with brown, and somewhat ashy.
The Green Shanks is more or less common throughout the region during the cold season.