Terekia cinerea

Terekia cinerea, Gm.

876. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 682 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 16; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 246.

THE AVOCET SAND-PIPER.

Length, 8.9 ; expanse, 16.25 ; wing, 5 ; tail, 2; tarsus, 1.1; bill at front, 1.8.

Bill orange-yellow at the base, dusky at tip; irides brown; legs pale orange.

Upper plumage bluish-ashy, the stems of the feathers dark, with some broadish dark streaks; forehead and cheeks white, with ashy striae; shoulder of wing, edge of wing, and quills blackish-brown, the first primary with a white stem ; secondaries tipped with white ; throat whitish ; neck in front and top of breast pale-ashy, with streaks of reddish-brown; lower breast, belly, and under tail-coverts white.

The Avocet Sand-piper is a not uncommon cold weather visitant to Sind, Kutch, and Northern Guzerat. It does not occur in the Deccan.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Terekia cinerea
Spp Author: 
Gm.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
351
Common name: 
Avocet Sand-piper
M_ID: 
4305
M_CN: 
Terek Sandpiper
M_SN: 
Xenus cinereus
Term name: 
id: 
12012

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