1090. Totanus solitarius

1090. Solitary Sandpiper.
TOTANUS SOLITARIUS.
Totanus solitarius (Wilson), Amer. Orn. vii. p. 53, pl. 58, fig. 3 (1813) ; Dresser, ix. p. 373, pl. 714 ; (Sharpe), Oat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 444 ; Ridgway, p. 166 ; Saunders, p. 611 ; Lilford, v. p. 111, pl. 48 ; Tot. chloropygius, Vieill. Nouv. Dict. vi. p. 401 (1816).
Male ad. (New Brunswick). Differs from T. glareola in having the rump and central tail-coverts and tail-feathers dark greenish brown, the rest of tail-feathers and lateral coverts white, barred with blackish : under wing-coverts and axillaries white, narrowly barred with greenish brown ; bill dull greenish at base, otherwise blackish ; legs dark greenish grey ; iris brown. Culmen 1.35, wing 5.25, tail 2.3, tarsus 1.28 inch. Sexes alike. In winter the upper parts are greyer, the white spots less distinct, and the fore neck less distinctly streaked.
Hab. America, north to about 65° N. lat. in summer, and south to Argentina in winter ; an accidental straggler to Britain, where three authenticated examples have been obtained. In habits this bird resembles T. glareola, and in America frequents damp localities in the forest, and especially alder swamps. Its nest and eggs are as yet unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1090. Totanus solitarius
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1090
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
790
Common name: 
Solitary Sandpiper
M_ID: 
4295
M_CN: 
Solitary Sandpiper
M_SN: 
Tringa solitaria
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10832

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