152. Sarciophorus malabaricus

152. Sarciophorus malabaricus.

THE YELLOW-WATTLED LAPWING.

Zirdo, India; Chitawa (Telugu); Jithiri, N. W. P.-, Alkati (Tamil).

Male 9 1/2" Female 10 1/2". Legs yellow. Bill yellow, black tip. Crown, chin, and nape black. Sides of head, neck, upper breast, back, scapulars, tertiaries, and wing-coverts pale ashy. Below from breast white. Resident throughout India and Ceylon. Four eggs (1.45 x 1.07), buff, blotched brown. (J. 856. B. 1433.)

Also with no hind toe:—

S, tectus. 10". "With crimson bill and feet. From Africa. S, latifrons. Similar to S. tectus. From E. Africa.

Also the genus Zonifer. One species— Z. tricolor, 10 1/2" from Australia and Tasmania. Also the genus Anomalophrys. One species—A. superciliosus, 10 1/2", from W. Africa.

(iii.) With wing-spur and no facial wattle.

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: 
152. Sarciophorus malabaricus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
152
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
160
Common name: 
Yellow Wattled Lapwing
M_ID: 
3997
M_CN: 
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
M_SN: 
Vanellus malarbaricus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12896

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