Totanus stagnatilis, Bech.
895. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 701; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 18; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 430; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 225 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 134.
THE LITTLE GREEN SHANKS.
Length, 10.5 ; wing, 5.5 ; tail, 2 ; tarsus, 2.25 ; bill at front, 1.6.
Bill dusky-green; irides brown; legs pale green.
Above pale ashy-brown, the nape streaked with dark-brown; the top of the head and neck, and the. scapulars edged with whitish ; eye brows and cheeks white, spotted with brown; greater wing-coverts pale ashy, edged whitish; the lesser-coverts ashy-brown, with paler edges, and the stem black; quills brown black, the shafts white ; lower back white ; tail white, with brown bands; beneath pure white; the sides of the neck, of the breast, and the flanks spotted with brown.
The Lesser Green Shanks is not uncommon during the cold weather in all parts of the region.