149. Sarcogrammus indicus.
THE RED-WATTLED LAPWING.
Titai, Titiri, India; Yennapa, Chittawa (Telugu); Alkati (Tamil); Kiralla, Ceylon.
Male 13 1/2". Female 13". Legs bright yellow. Bill red, tip black. Eyelid and wattle lake. Head and breast black. Side of nape and round nape white. White wing-bar. Tail white with broad black subterminal band. From Prussia, Mesopotamia, N Arabia to Afghanistan, Kashmir, India, Assam, and Ceylon. Four eggs (1.64 x 1.2), yellow, blotched brown. "Did you do it" of Anglo-Indians. (J. 855. B. 1431.)