163. Terekia cinerea.
THE AVOCET SANDPIPER.
Male 9". Female 10 1/2". Legs pale orange. Bill 1 4/5", orange.— In winter: Forehead and supercilia white. Ashy blue, with dark shaft stripes. Shoulder-edge of wing and quills brown. Breast ashy, with streaks of red. Axillaries white.— In summer: Scapulars black, edged with brown. Head, neck, and breast streaked with brown. Breeds in northern parts of the Palaearctic region, and winters in Africa, India, and Australia. (B. 1459.)