Stray Feathers. a Journal of Ornithology for India and Its Dependencies Volume 10

Stray Feathers. a Journal of Ornithology for India and Its Dependencies Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...(sub voc. lurtnr humilis), and Bonaparte, in "Comptes Reudus," XLI., p. 659, misprint this specific term muroensis. 192 b.--Pterocles arenarius, Pallas. (799.) I secured a single specimen, a female, in the Sai valley, on the 19th December. No others were seen. 198--iEgialitis cantiana, Latham. (848.) I procured a male in adult plumage on 13th Angust. 199.--iEgialitis philippensis, Scop. (849.) JEgialitis curonica, Gmel. I shot a number of specimens of this Plover in the first half of Angust. 200 a.--iEgialitis jerdoni, Legge. (850.) I procured two specimens of this Plover, both females, one on the 11th May, and the other on the 27th September. It differs from Je. curonica in the basal half of the lower mandible being yellow, in the absence of a black frontal band next to the bill, and in having a fleshy-yellow ring to the eyelids. It is also slightly smaller, and the female is smaller than the male; whereas in Je. curonica the female is the larger. 208 a.--Ibidorhynchus struthersi, Vigors. (879.) On the 6th August I procured a young female in immature plumage in Gilgit. 209--Machetes pugnax, Lin. (880). I obtained four specimens in the beginning of August, and observed others. They all show dark markings on the breast and flanks. 209 a.--Tringa acuminata, Horsf. (883 bis.) I shot a single specimen, a male, in adult plumage, in Gilgit on the 1st August. It was flying about with a number of Machetes pugnax. It measured: --Length, 875 inches; wing, 5-25; tail, 25; tarsi, 1/3; culmen, 105. This is, I believe, the first notice of the occurrence of this species so far to the westward, or within Indian limits. It was first described by Horsfield from Java, in 1821, in the following terms: --" Supra fuscus, plumis dorsalibus ferrugineo tectricibus more

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