(2148) Tringa totanus terrignotae.
THE CENTRAL ASIAN REDSHANK.
Totanus totanus terrignotae Meinertzhagen, Bull. B. O. C, xlvi p. 85 (March 1926) (Kuku Nor). Totanus calidris. Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 264 (part.).
Vernacular names. As in the other races.
Description. Much paler than the Western race both in breeding and non-breeding plumage, whilst in the former it is much more marked and suffused with rufous on the mantle. It is also rather less heavily spotted below in some cases.
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.
Measurements. "Wings 145 (once), 148 (once), 151 to 169; exposed culmen 40 to 47 mm., true culmen 46 to 53 mm," (Meinertzhagen).
Distribution. Breeding Tianschan, Kuku Nor, Turkestan. In Winter migrating South to India, Burma, Malay States and Archipelago and South China. Birds from Aden and one from Sokotra are also referable to this race but some from Amur Bay and Mongolia seem to belong to the typical race, though somewhat intermediate.
Habits. Those of the species. This seems to be a quite common visitor to Eastern India, Burma and Malay States, the strikingly pale rufous plumage making them very easily distinguishable from the Western form. The two forms are found together in Winter over a very wide area but apparently have quite different breeding-haunts, from which more skins are badly wanted.