Genus CHETTUSIA

Two Indian migratory Plovers, though differing somewhat in pattern of Coloration, and slightly in structure, are sufficiently nearly allied to be classed in one genus. They have been separated by Sharpe, but the new generic name proposed by him for C. leucura cannot be used, as it belongs to a well-known genus of fossil Crustacea.

The present genus differs from Vanellus in wanting a crest, and in having much white on the wings inside and out. The tarsi are longer, but the two species differ in this respect, and also in the style of reticulation, 0. leucura being almost scutellated.

Key to the Species.

a. Some black on the tail; a broad white supercilium…………………………C. gregaria, p. 231.
b. Tail entirely white; no supercilium…………………………C. leucura, p. 233.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus CHETTUSIA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
231
M_ID: 
3986
M_SN: 
Vanellus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2071

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