Genus TEREKIA

This generic type is in some respects intermediate between Limosa and Totanus, but differs fro» both in having the bill nearly twice as long as the tarsus. In its habits and eggs it is a Sandpiper, not a Godwit, and its breeding-plumage differs but little from its winter dress.

The bill is distinctly curved upwards, rather wide at the base ; the upper mandible slightly bent downwards at the tip; lower mandible but slightly grooved. "Wings long, 1st quill longest; tail moderate, nearly even. Tarsus scutulated, short, but longer than the middle toe and claw; anterior toes slightly webbed ; middle claw dilated, not pectinated.

A single species.

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 TEREKIA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
258
M_ID: 
4304
M_SN: 
Xenus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2106

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