165. Totanus glottis.
THE COMMON GREEN-SHANKS.
mouth of the windpipe.
Tim timma, India; Gotra, Bengal; Peria-kotan (Tamil); Maha-oliya, Ceylon.
Male 13" to 15", Legs greenish. Bill 2" to 2 1/5" dusky. In winter and summer the same. Tail cross-barred and laterals white, with narrow streak on outer web. Head white, with brown streaks. Back brown, edged yellow. Breeds in N. Europe and N. Asia, and winters in China, S. Asia, and Australia. Four eggs (2-0 x 1-35), light brown, spotted brown. (J. 894. B. 1466.)
(ii.) Bill straight and not curved upwards.