Chettusia gregaria

Chettusia gregaria, Pall.

852. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p, 644 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 12 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 426 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 229.

THE BLACK-SIDED LAPWING.

Length, 13 ; wing, 8.5 ; tail, 3.5 ; tarsus, 2.3 ; bill at front, 1.2.

Bill black; irides dark-brown ; legs dull black.

Forehead and superciliary band passing round to the occiput white ; top of the head black; back of neck and upper plumage generally of an olivaceous-brown, tinged with grey; primaries black; secondaries white; tail white with a subterminal black band, wanting in the outermost feathers; a narrow band from the lores through the eyes, black ; sides of head and neck, both in front and on the sides above, pale rufous, passing to brownish on the lower part of the neck, and to brownish-ashy on the breast; middle of the abdomen deep black, bordered posteriorly by deep chesnut; lower belly, vent, and under tail-coverts white.

The Slack-sided Lapwing occurs as a cold weather visitant more or less commonly throughout the 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: 
Chettusia gregaria
Spp Author: 
Pall.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
332
Common name: 
Black-sided Lapwing
M_ID: 
4024
M_CN: 
Sociable Lapwing
M_SN: 
Vanellus gregarius
Term name: 
id: 
11968

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