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.