Totanus calidris

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Totanus calidris
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
360
Common name: 
Red Shanks
M_ID: 
4282
M_CN: 
Common Redshank
M_SN: 
Tringa totanus
Term name: 
id: 
12041

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