153. Hoplopterus ventralis

153. Hoplopterus ventralis.

THE INDIAN SPUR-WINGED PLOVER.

Ventralis, adj.= a belly-band.
Male 11 1/2". Female 12 1/2". Legs red-black. Bill black. Head, crest, and broad band down throat black. Abdomen white, with broken black band. Central Provinces, Bengal, and Orissa, Assam, Burma, to S. China. Four eggs (1.45 x 1.07), yellow, blotched brown. (J. 857. B. 1435.)

Also without hind toe:—

H. spinosus. 12". From S. E. Europe, Palestine, and Africa. H. speciosus. 11". From Africa.

Also the genus Belonopterus. Two species from S. America— B. cayennensis, 13 1/2"; and B. chilensis, male 14 1/2", female 15 1/2".

Also the genus Hoploxypterus. One species— H. cayanus, male 8", female 9 1/2", from C. and S. America. Also the genus Ptiloscelis. One species— P. resplendens, 13", from S. America.

(iv.) With wing-spur and facial wattle. The genus Lobivanellus. Four species— L. lobatus, 14", from Australia; L. miles, 12 1/2", from Australia, New Guinea, and Papua; L. senegalus, 12", from W. Africa; and L. lateralis, 12", from S.E. Africa.

The genus Xiphiodopterus. Two species— X. albiceps, 11", from W. Africa; and X. cucullatus, 11", from Java, Sumatra, and Timor.

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: 
153. Hoplopterus ventralis
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
153
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
160
Common name: 
Indian Spur Winged Plover
M_ID: 
3993
M_CN: 
River Lapwing
M_SN: 
Vanellus duvaucelii
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12898

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