169. Totanus calidris

169. Totanus calidris.

THE COMMON' RED-SHANKS.

=a speckled water-bird, in Aristotle.

Chota battan, India.

Male 10 1/2" to 11 1/2"; 6 oz. Legs pale red. Bill 1 7/8", red, tip dusky. Supercilia from the bill white. Above brown. Inner margin of primaries mottled white. Lower back white. Secondaries white. Known in flight by white on wing.

Breeds from Asia Minor to S.E. Siberia, and migrates in winter to Africa, S. Asia, and Malayan Archipelago. Common in cold season in India, Ceylon, and Burma. Four eggs (1.8 x 1.25), buff, spotted dark brown. (J. 897. E. 1464.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
169. Totanus calidris
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
169
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
172
Common name: 
Common Red Shanks
M_ID: 
4282
M_CN: 
Common Redshank
M_SN: 
Tringa totanus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12926

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