(2142) Xenus cinereus javanicus.
THE EASTERN TEREK SANDPIPER.
Totanus javanicus Horsf., Trans. Linn. Soc, xiii, p. 193 (1821) (Java). Terekia cinerea. Blanf. & Oates, iv. p. 258 (part.).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Very slightly paler than the preceding form and also slightly smaller but with a distinctly smaller, more slender bill.
Colours of soft parts. Those of the species.
Measurements. Wing 122 to 135 mm.; tail 47 to 54 mm.; tarsus about 26 to 29 mm.; culmen 35 to 44 mm. (once 47 mm., possibly L. c. cinereus). The bill is decidedly more slender than in the typical form.
Distribution. Breeding in Eastern Siberia. In Winter migrating South to Australia, the islands of the Malay Archipelago and Burma.
Nidification. Nothing recorded.
Habits. This race is a common visitor to Burma and has been obtained as far West as Calcutta. Possibly the birds which occur so often in the Sunderbands of Eastern Bengal are nearly all of this race but the measurements of the few I have recorded seem referable to the typical form. The habits of the two races are identical.