168. Totanus ochropus.
THE GREEN SANDPIPER.
Ochropus, from =pale yellow, and =a foot.
Nella ulanka (Telugu).
Male 9 3/4" to 10 1/4". Legs green. Bill 1 1/2", green, tip black.— In winter: Above ashy, tinged green, with edging of small white spots. Lower back brown. Upper tail-coverts white. Tail, basal third white, rest white, barred brown. Axillaries white, with brown bars. Remiges, twenty-nine.— In summer: Darker, greener, and more spotted. Breeds in the north, and winters in Africa, S. Asia, and Malay Archipelago. Common throughout N. India in cold weather. Four eggs (1.5 x 1.1), buffish green, spotted brown. (J. 892. B. 1462.)