135. Chettusia gregaria.
THE SOCIABLE LAPWING.
Male 13". Legs dull black. Bill black. Crown black. Broad white supercilium. Abdomen deep black, bordered chestnut. Tail white with broad sub-terminal black band on median rectrices, narrowing and disappearing before it reaches the outermost pair. In winter: Crown olive. No abdominal patch. Migratory, breeding in E. Europe and C Asia, and wintering in N.E. Africa and N.W. India.