Totanus calidris, Lin.
897.- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 702 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 18 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 430 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 256 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 134.
THE RED SHANKS.
Length, 10.5 to 11.5 ; wing, 6 ; tail, 2.4 ; tarsus, 1.8 ; bill, 1.1, Bill dusky, reddish at base; irides brown; legs pale red.
In winter, the crown, lores, back of neck, upper back, scapulars, and wing-coverts, cinereous-brown, darker on the shafts ; supercilium white; sides of the head greyish-white ; lower back white ; primaries and their coverts dusky brown ; the secondaries white for the greater portion of their length ; upper tail-coverts and tail barred with white and dark-brown; throat white ; foreneck and breast greyish-white ; abdomen and lower tail-coverts white.
During the cold season the Red Shank occurs more or less commonly throughout the whole region.