166. Totanus stagnatilis.
THE MARSH-SANDPIPER, or LESSER GREEN-SHANKS.
Stdgndtilis=pertaining to ponds. Chota gotra, Bengal.
Male 10 1/2" Legs pale green. Bill 1 5/8", dusky.— In winter: Ash-brown. Quills brown, shafts white. Cheeks, neck, breast, and flanks spotted brown. Lower back white.— In summer: Beneath small, round, black spots. Breeds in S.E. France, S. Russia, C. Asia, and S. Siberia, and ranges in winter to Africa, S. Asia, Malay Archipelago, and Australia, India, Burma, and Ceylon. (J. 895. B. 1463.)