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Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London.
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This volume deals with the orders Galliformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Pterocliformes and Columbiformes. In this volume all of the plates are done by Martin Woodcock. It also includes line drawings by Ian Willis and Acoustic references by Claude Chappuis.
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Actitis lliiger, 1811 (basis of record)
Actitis hypoleucos Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Anous Stephens, 1826 (basis of record)
Anous stolidus (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Anous tenuirostris (Temminck, 1823) (basis of record)
Arenaria Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Burhinus Illiger, 1811 (basis of record)
Burhinus vermiculatus (Cabanis, 1868) (basis of record)
Calidris Merrem, 1804 (basis of record)
Calidris alba (Pallas, 1764) (additional source)
Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763) (additional source)
Calidris minuta (Leisler, 1812) (basis of record)
Calidris ruficollis (Pallas, 1776) (basis of record)
Catharacta Brünnich, 1764 (additional source)
Catharacta skua Brünnich, 1764 accepted as Stercorarius skua (Brünnich, 1764) (additional source)
Charadrius Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Charadrius alexandrinus Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Charadrius asiaticus Pallas, 1773 (basis of record)
Charadrius dubius Scopoli, 1786 (basis of record)
Charadrius hiaticula Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, 1826 (basis of record)
Charadrius marginatus Vieillot, 1818 (basis of record)
Charadrius mongolus Pallas, 1776 (basis of record)
Charadrius pallidus Strickland, 1852 (basis of record)
Charadrius tricollaris Vieillot, 1818 (basis of record)
Chlidonias Rafinesque, 1822 (additional source)
Chlidonias leucopterus (Temminck, 1815) (additional source)
Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Dromas Paykull, 1805 (basis of record)
Dromas ardeola Paykull, 1805 (basis of record)
Gelochelidon Brehm, 1830 (additional source)
Gelochelidon nilotica (Gmelin, 1789) (additional source)
Glareola Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Glareola ocularis Verreaux, 1833 (basis of record)
Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766) (basis of record)
Haematopodidae accepted as Charadriidae (basis of record)
Haematopus Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Haematopus moquini Bonaparte, 1856 (basis of record)
Haematopus ostralegus Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Himantopus Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Larus Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763 (additional source)
Larus cirrocephalus Vieillot, 1818 (basis of record)
Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein, 1823 (basis of record)
Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Larus hemprichii Bruch, 1853 (basis of record)
Larus ichthyaetus Pallas, 1773 (basis of record)
Larus leucophthalmus Temminck, 1825 (basis of record)
Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 (additional source)
Larus sabini Sabine, 1819 accepted as Xema sabini (Sabine, 1819) (additional source)
Limicola Koch, 1816 (basis of record)
Limicola falcinellus (Pontoppidan, 1763) (basis of record)
Limosa Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Limosa laponica (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Numenius Moehring, 1758 (basis of record)
Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Oena Swainson, 1837 (basis of record)
Oena capensis (Linnaeus, 1766) (basis of record)
Phalaropus (additional source)
Philomachus Merrem, 1804 (basis of record)
Philomachus pugnax (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Pluvialis Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Pluvialis dominica (Müller, 1776) (additional source)
Pluvialis squatarola (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Podica Lesson, 1831 (basis of record)
Podica senegalensis (Vieillot, 1817) (basis of record)
Recurvirostra Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Recurvirostra avosetta Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Rynchops Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Rynchops flavirostris Vieillot, 1816 (basis of record)
Stercorarius (additional source)
Stercorarius parasiticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Stercorarius pomarinus (Temminck, 1815) (additional source)
Sterna Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Sterna albifrons Pallas, 1764 accepted as Sternula albifrons (Pallas, 1764) (additional source)
Sterna anaethetus Scopoli, 1786 accepted as Onychoprion anaethetus (Scopoli, 1786) (basis of record)
Sterna bengalensis Lesson, 1831 (additional source)
Sterna bergii Lichtenstein, 1823 (basis of record)
Sterna caspia Pallas, 1770 accepted as Hydroprogne caspia (Pallas, 1770) (additional source)
Sterna dougallii Montagu, 1813 (additional source)
Sterna fuscata Linnaeus, 1766 accepted as Onychoprion fuscatus Linnaeus, 1766 (additional source)
Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan, 1763 (additional source)
Sterna repressa Hartert, 1916 (basis of record)
Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787 (additional source)
Sterna saundersi Hume, 1877 accepted as Sternula saundersi (Hume, 1877) (basis of record)
Sterna sumatrana Raffles, 1822 (basis of record)
Streptopelia Bonaparte, 1855 (basis of record)
Streptopelia semitorquata (Rüppell, 1837) (basis of record)
Tringa Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Tringa nebularia (Gunnerus, 1767) (additional source)
Tringa ochropus Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Tringa stagnatilis (Bechstein, 1803) (basis of record)
Tringa totanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Turtur (basis of record)
Aldabra for Sterna sumatrana Raffles, 1822 
Chagos for Sterna sumatrana Raffles, 1822 
Comores for Charadrius mongolus Pallas, 1776 
Comores for Glareola ocularis Verreaux, 1833 
Djibouti for Actitis hypoleucos Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Anous stolidus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Calidris alba (Pallas, 1764) 
Djibouti for Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763) 
Djibouti for Calidris minuta (Leisler, 1812) 
Djibouti for Charadrius alexandrinus Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Charadrius dubius Scopoli, 1786 
Djibouti for Charadrius hiaticula Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, 1826 
Djibouti for Charadrius tricollaris Vieillot, 1818 
Djibouti for Gelochelidon nilotica (Gmelin, 1789) 
Djibouti for Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763 
Djibouti for Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Larus hemprichii Bruch, 1853 
Djibouti for Larus leucophthalmus Temminck, 1825 
Djibouti for Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 
Djibouti for Limosa laponica (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Philomachus pugnax (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Pluvialis squatarola (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Sterna albifrons Pallas, 1764 
Djibouti for Sterna anaethetus Scopoli, 1786 
Djibouti for Sterna bengalensis Lesson, 1831 
Djibouti for Sterna bergii Lichtenstein, 1823 
Djibouti for Sterna caspia Pallas, 1770 
Djibouti for Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Sterna repressa Hartert, 1916 
Djibouti for Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787 
Djibouti for Tringa nebularia (Gunnerus, 1767) 
Djibouti for Tringa ochropus Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Tringa stagnatilis (Bechstein, 1803) 
Djibouti for Tringa totanus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Xenus cinereus (Güldenstädt, 1775) 
Eritrea for Actitis hypoleucos Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Anous stolidus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Calidris alba (Pallas, 1764) 
Eritrea for Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763) 
Eritrea for Calidris minuta (Leisler, 1812) 
Eritrea for Charadrius alexandrinus Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Charadrius dubius Scopoli, 1786 
Eritrea for Charadrius hiaticula Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, 1826 
Eritrea for Charadrius mongolus Pallas, 1776 
Eritrea for Charadrius tricollaris Vieillot, 1818 
Eritrea for Gelochelidon nilotica (Gmelin, 1789) 
Eritrea for Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Eritrea for Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763 
Eritrea for Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Larus hemprichii Bruch, 1853 
Eritrea for Larus ichthyaetus Pallas, 1773 
Eritrea for Larus leucophthalmus Temminck, 1825 
Eritrea for Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 
Eritrea for Limicola falcinellus (Pontoppidan, 1763) 
Eritrea for Limosa laponica (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Philomachus pugnax (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Pluvialis squatarola (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Sterna albifrons Pallas, 1764 
Eritrea for Sterna anaethetus Scopoli, 1786 
Eritrea for Sterna bengalensis Lesson, 1831 
Eritrea for Sterna bergii Lichtenstein, 1823 
Eritrea for Sterna caspia Pallas, 1770 
Eritrea for Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Sterna repressa Hartert, 1916 
Eritrea for Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787 
Eritrea for Tringa nebularia (Gunnerus, 1767) 
Eritrea for Tringa ochropus Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Tringa stagnatilis (Bechstein, 1803) 
Eritrea for Tringa totanus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Xenus cinereus (Güldenstädt, 1775) 
Kenya for Actitis hypoleucos Linnaeus, 1758 
Kenya for Anous stolidus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Kenya for Anous tenuirostris (Temminck, 1823) 
Kenya for Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Kenya for Burhinus vermiculatus (Cabanis, 1868) 
Kenya for Calidris alba (Pallas, 1764) 
Kenya for Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Kenya for Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763) 
Kenya for Calidris minuta (Leisler, 1812) 
Kenya for Calidris ruficollis (Pallas, 1776) 
Kenya for Catharacta skua Brünnich, 1764 
Kenya for Charadrius dubius Scopoli, 1786 
Kenya for Charadrius hiaticula Linnaeus, 1758 
Kenya for Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, 1826 
Kenya for Charadrius marginatus Vieillot, 1818 
Kenya for Charadrius mongolus Pallas, 1776 
Kenya for Charadrius tricollaris Vieillot, 1818 
Kenya for Gelochelidon nilotica (Gmelin, 1789) 
Kenya for Glareola ocularis Verreaux, 1833 
Kenya for Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Kenya for Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763 
English African finfoot for Podica senegalensis (Vieillot, 1817)
English African skimmer for Rynchops flavirostris Vieillot, 1816
English Arctic skua for Stercorarius parasiticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Arctic tern for Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan, 1763
English bar-tailed godwit [from synonym] for Limosa laponica (Linnaeus, 1758)
English black oystercatcher for Haematopus moquini Bonaparte, 1856
English black tern for Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758)
English black-bellied plover for Pluvialis squatarola (Linnaeus, 1758)
English black-headed gull for Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766
English black-naped tern for Sterna sumatrana Raffles, 1822
English black-tailed godwit for Limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
English black-winged stilt for Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English blue-spotted wood dove for Turtur afer (Linnaeus, 1766)
English bridled tern [from synonym] for Sterna anaethetus Scopoli, 1786
English broad-billed sandpiper for Limicola falcinellus (Pontoppidan, 1763)
English brown noddy for Anous stolidus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English brown skua [from synonym] for Catharacta skua Brünnich, 1764
English brown-winged tern [from synonym] for Sterna anaethetus Scopoli, 1786
English Caspian plover for Charadrius asiaticus Pallas, 1773
English Caspian tern [from synonym] for Sterna caspia Pallas, 1770
English chestnut-banded plover for Charadrius pallidus Strickland, 1852
English chestnut-banded sand-plover for Charadrius pallidus Strickland, 1852
English collared pratincole for Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766)
English common black-headed gull for Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766
English common noddy for Anous stolidus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English common pratincole for Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766)
English common redshank for Tringa totanus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English common ringed plover for Charadrius hiaticula Linnaeus, 1758
English common sandpiper for Actitis hypoleucos Linnaeus, 1758
English common stilt for Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English common tern for Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758
English crab plover for Dromas ardeola Paykull, 1805
English curlew for Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758)
English curlew sandpiper for Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763)
English Dominican gull for Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein, 1823
English Eurasian avocet for Recurvirostra avosetta Linnaeus, 1758
English Eurasian curlew for Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Eurasian oyster catcher for Haematopus ostralegus Linnaeus, 1758
English great black-headed gull for Larus ichthyaetus Pallas, 1773
English great sand-plover for Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, 1826
English greater crested tern for Sterna bergii Lichtenstein, 1823
English greater sand-plover for Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, 1826
English green sandpiper for Tringa ochropus Linnaeus, 1758
English greenshank for Tringa nebularia (Gunnerus, 1767)
English grey plover for Pluvialis squatarola (Linnaeus, 1758)
English grey-headed gull for Larus cirrocephalus Vieillot, 1818
English grey-hooded gull for Larus cirrocephalus Vieillot, 1818
English gull-billed tern for Gelochelidon nilotica (Gmelin, 1789)
English Hemprich's gull for Larus hemprichii Bruch, 1853
English herring gull for Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763
English kelp gull for Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein, 1823
English Kentish plover for Charadrius alexandrinus Linnaeus, 1758
English lesser black-backed gull for Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758
English lesser crested tern for Sterna bengalensis Lesson, 1831
English lesser golden plover for Pluvialis dominica (Müller, 1776)
English lesser noddy for Anous tenuirostris (Temminck, 1823)
English lesser sand-plover for Charadrius mongolus Pallas, 1776
English little ringed plover for Charadrius dubius Scopoli, 1786
English little stint for Calidris minuta (Leisler, 1812)
English little tern [from synonym] for Sterna albifrons Pallas, 1764
English long-tailed dove for Oena capensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
English Madagascar pratincole for Glareola ocularis Verreaux, 1833
English marsh sandpiper for Tringa stagnatilis (Bechstein, 1803)
English Mongolian plover for Charadrius mongolus Pallas, 1776
English Namaqua dove for Oena capensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
English parasitic jaeger for Stercorarius parasiticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Peter's finfoot for Podica senegalensis (Vieillot, 1817)
English red knot for Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English red-eyed dove for Streptopelia semitorquata (Rüppell, 1837)
English red-necked stint for Calidris ruficollis (Pallas, 1776)
English redshank for Tringa totanus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English ringed plover for Charadrius hiaticula Linnaeus, 1758
English roseate tern for Sterna dougallii Montagu, 1813
English ruddy turnstone for Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758)
English ruff for Philomachus pugnax (Linnaeus, 1758)
English rufous-necked stint for Calidris ruficollis (Pallas, 1776)
English Sabine's gull [from synonym] for Larus sabini Sabine, 1819
English sanderling for Calidris alba (Pallas, 1764)
English sandwich tern for Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787
English Saunders' tern [from synonym] for Sterna saundersi Hume, 1877
English snowy plover for Charadrius alexandrinus Linnaeus, 1758
English sooty gull for Larus hemprichii Bruch, 1853
English sooty tern [from synonym] for Sterna fuscata Linnaeus, 1766
English spur-winged lapwing for Vanellus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English spur-winged plover for Vanellus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English swift tern for Sterna bergii Lichtenstein, 1823
English terek sandpiper for Xenus cinereus (Güldenstädt, 1775)
English three-banded plover for Charadrius tricollaris Vieillot, 1818
English treble-banded plover for Charadrius tricollaris Vieillot, 1818
English turnstone for Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus, 1758)
English water dikkop for Burhinus vermiculatus (Cabanis, 1868)
English water thick-knee for Burhinus vermiculatus (Cabanis, 1868)
English whimbrel for Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English white winged tern for Chlidonias leucopterus (Temminck, 1815)
English white-cheeked tern for Sterna repressa Hartert, 1916
English white-eyed gull for Larus leucophthalmus Temminck, 1825
English white-fronted plover for Charadrius marginatus Vieillot, 1818
English white-winged black tern for Chlidonias leucopterus (Temminck, 1815)
 Classification

In separate family Haematopidae in Urban et al (1986) [details]

 Description

Length: 12-15 cm. Plumage: grey above; white below; male with narrow chestnut breast band, continuous with chestnut ... [details]

 Description

Length: 13-15 cm. Plumage: above grey with paler grey edges to feathers; below white with speckling on breast which ... [details]

 Description

Length: 13-16 cm. Plumage: above grey; below white with partial grey band on chest; white superciliary line; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 15-17 cm. Plumage: above grey-brown; below white; forehead and band on hindneck white continuous with white ... [details]

 Description

Length: 16.5-17 cm. Plumage: above uniformly grey with paler edges to feathers; below white with some grey ... [details]

 Description

Length: 16-18 cm. Plumage: above brown or rufous brown; below white tinged buffy or tawny; faint rufous patches on ... [details]

 Description

Length: 16-19 cm. Plumage: grey above, sides of neck and below white; dark eye patch; white bar in spread wing; dark ... [details]

 Description

Length: 18 cm. Plumage: dark grey-brown above; white below; forehead and stripe from forehead to hindneck and throat ... [details]

 Description

Length: 18-20 cm. Plumage: grey above with paler edges to feathers; face and sides of chest mottled grey; below and ... [details]

 Description

Length: 18-20 cm. Plumage: non-breeding plain brown above, on crown and patches at sides of chest narrowly joined ... [details]

 Description

Length: 18-20 cm. Plumage: above dark greyish brown; below white; forehead and superciliary stripe white, collar ... [details]

 Description

Length: 18-22 cm. Plumage: above plain brown below white with brown mottling on breast; head and neck white mottled ... [details]

 Description

Length: 18-22 cm. Plumage: above brown with two dark bands surrounding lighter band on rump and blue iridescent ... [details]

 Description

Length: 19 cm. Plumage: above and on sides of neck and chest uniform dark brown; below white extending around bend ... [details]

 Description

Length: 19-21 cm. Plumage: pale grey above, white below; grey patch on either side of breast; black shoulder; white ... [details]

 Description

Length: 19-21 cm. Plumage: above grey-brown; no white on hind neck; below white; non-breeding adults with large ... [details]

 Description

Length: 20-23 cm. Plumage: back and wings grey with some mottling on wings; tail white; forecrown white, hindcrown ... [details]

 Description

Length: 20-28 cm. Plumage: back and wings grey; whole crown black with white forehead (white extends over whole of ... [details]

 Description

Length: 21-25 cm. Plumage: above mottled dull or dusky brown and black; below white; sides of face and breast ... [details]

 Description

Length: 22-24 cm. Plumage: non-breeding bird has upperparts darkish grey; head with black hindcrown and nape ... [details]

 Description

Length: 22-24 cm. Plumage: above pale grey; in breeding bird cap black, triangular white forehead patch not ... [details]

 Description

Length: 22-25 cm. Plumage: above grey-brown, bend of wing blackish; below white with faint grey tinging and ... [details]

 Description

Length: 22-25 cm. Plumage: brown above including neck; white below; white forehead continuing into white ... [details]

 Description

Length: 22-27 cm. Plumage: tail long and graduated; above mostly grey-brown, lower back with two dark bands ... [details]

 Description

Length: 23-24 cm. Plumage: above dark greenish brown with buff speckling; below white; white superciliary line; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 23-25 cm. Plumage: above grey with paler edges to feathers, below white mottled grey on flanks, breast, ... [details]

 Description

Length: 23-25 cm. Plumage: dark brown above to chest; crown darker; upper belly rufous, lower belly and crissum ... [details]

 Description

Length: 23-25 cm. Plumage: above brownish grey; below white with some streaking on sides of neck and chest; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 23-26 cm. Plumage: non-breeding adult greyish brown spotted golden above; conspicuous superciliary stripes ... [details]

 Description

Length: 24-27 cm. Plumage: dark brown above to chest; upper belly ochre, lower belly and crissum white; conspicuous ... [details]

 Description

Length: 25-28 cm. Plumage: lower mantle, back, scapulars and wing coverts plain brown; crown to just above eyes, ... [details]

 Description

Length: 25-28 cm. Plumage: above mottled dull greyish brown; below white with light greyish brown streaking on neck ... [details]

 Description

Length: 28-31 cm. Plumage: brownish grey mottled white or buff above, rump white; below white mottled grey or buff; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 30-32 cm <393>, 36-42 cm <391>. Plumage: tail, rump, back and wings dark greyish brown; mantle pale greyish brown; ... [details]

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Length: 30-34 cm. Plumage: uniformly dark brown except lighter brown tail; head with whitish forehead merging into ... [details]

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Length: 30-36 cm. Plumage: tail forked; back and wing coverts grey; hindneck, rump and tail white; below all white; ... [details]

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Length: 30-36 cm. Plumage: above brown with dark brown wings; crown grey; face and below vinous pink with grey ... [details]

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Length: 30-36 cm. Plumage: above mottled grey; below white with some streaking on sides of neck and chest; tail ... [details]

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Length: 30-37 cm. Plumage: darkish grey back and wings, crown black in breeding bird; in non-breeding bird forehead ... [details]

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Length: 31-38 cm. Plumage: tail, rump, back and wings pale grey; collar on hindneck and below white; black cap on head; ... [details]

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Length: 33-40 cm. Plumage: above tail very pale grey rump white, back and wings very pale grey, hindneck collar ... [details]

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Length: 33-41 cm. Plumage: tail, rump, back and wings pale grey, wingtips darker grey; hind neck white; forehean ... [details]

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Length: 34-37 cm. Plumage: above very pale grey; below white; tail grey with white outer tail feathers; head white ... [details]

 Description

Length: 34-43 cm. Plumage: back and wings pale grey; rump and tail white; head white with black smudge behind ear; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 35-41 cm. Plumage: above pale grey with white collar on hind neck and black crown and crest (non-breeding ... [details]

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Length: 35-41 cm. Plumage: back, rump and wing pale grey, rest of upperparts white, with black speckling on nape ... [details]

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Length: 36-40 cm. Plumage: whole of back and wings black; forehead and trailing edge of secondaries in spread wing ... [details]

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Length: 36-45 cm. Plumage: most of body sooty brown; white forehead merges into blue- or lavender-grey cap ... [details]

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Length: 36-46 cm. Plumage: rump white, other wise very pale grey above, with black crown and crest in breeding ... [details]

 Description

Length: 38 cm. Plumage: white with glossy black wings and back in male, less glossy in female; deep white V between ... [details]

 Description

Length: 38-41 cm. Plumage: white; back, scapulars and outer webs of primaries black. Immature like adult but ... [details]

 Description

Length: 40-43 cm. Plumage: above, neck chest and flanks buff streaked dark brown; belly and lower back white; bold ... [details]

 Description

Length: 40-44 cm. Plumage: brownish black to black above to chest; tip of tail black; white below and on back, rump ... [details]

 Description

Length: 40-47 cm. Plumage: above entirely black; large white on forehead does not extend behind eye; below entirely ... [details]

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Length: 41 cm. Plumage: all black. Immature browner than adult. Bare parts: iris red; eyering orange; bill red with an ... [details]

 Description

Length: 41-43 cm. Plumage: back and wings grey; collar on hind neck and underparts white; head with grey hood in ... [details]

 Description

Length: 43-46 cm. Plumage: white with black crown, wing coverts, scapulars and wing-tips; black may become brownish ... [details]

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Length: 44-47 cm. Plumage: above, including hood, brownish grey with narrow white collar over hind neck and white ... [details]

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Length: 45 cm. Plumage: above, back and wings grey, head and V down fore neck to breast black, (white speckling on ... [details]

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Length: 46-50 cm. Plumage: above, dark grey tail, rump, wings and back with white leading and trailing edges to ... [details]

 Description

Length: 46-67 cm. Plumage: two morphs; light morph above brown with darkish cap, below white with brownish wash on ... [details]

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Length: 47-56 cm. Plumage: above tail, rump, back and wings grey; white collar on hind neck; head crest and cap ... [details]

 Description

Length: 51-61 cm. Plumage: wings and back black; rest of plumage white; trailing edge of wing and tips of primaries ... [details]

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Length: 53-59 cm. Plumage: above, head neck and breast streaked brown on buff; belly and rump white; flanks with brown ... [details]

 Description

Length: 56-60 cm. Plumage: wings and back black; rest of plumage white; white training edge to wing. Immature ... [details]

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Length: 56-66 cm. Plumage: back grey; head and below white; outer primaries black with white mirrors on outer two; ... [details]

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Length: 57-61 cm. Plumage: above, wings and back pale grey with some white edges to wing coverts; head white, hind ... [details]

 Description

Length: 65-78 cm (including tail streamers). Plumage: pale morph above dark brown; cap blackish; below yellowish ... [details]

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Length: male 28-31 cm, female 23-25 cm. Plumage: above dark brown with buffy-white edges to feathers giving scaly ... [details]

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Length: male 36-38 cm, female 41 cm. Plumage: above mottled brownish grey; below whitish with light streaking on ... [details]

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Length: male 40-41 cm, female 50 cm. Plumage: above plain grey-brown; below whitish; head, neck and breast light ... [details]

 Description

Length: male 51-65 cm; female 45-56 cm. Plumage: male with crown and neck greyish black to black with a green to ... [details]

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Size: large, heavy bodied skuas. Plumage: brown; white patch at base of primaries; wings broad, pointed at tip; ... [details]

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Size: large. Distinguishing characters: lower mandible much longer than upper, striated and less than 1 mm wide ... [details]

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Size: large. Plumage: throat black or grey in male, white in female; tail long, stiff and graduated with 16-18 ... [details]

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Size: medium large. Plumage: non-breeding grey; breeding darker above, rich chestnut below. Other characters: ... [details]

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Size: medium small to medium large waders; relatively slender. Plumage: above grey or dull brown; below whitish; ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium to large. Plumage: streaked, mottled and barred, dark brown and buff or whitish; breeding dress like ... [details]

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Size: medium, chunky plovers. Plumage: extensive spotting on upperparts; wings long and pointed; tail short, square ... [details]

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Size: medium, thickset. Plumage: black and white patterned; wings long and pointed, tail rounded. Other characters: ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: pied; wings long and pointed; outer primary longest, tail short with middle and outer rectrices ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: extremely bright and variable breeding plumage in males, including ear tufts and ruff. Other ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: uniformly dark; tail rounded and heavy. Other characters: tarsus much shorter than middle ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: pied; wings long and pointed; outer primary longest. Other characters: neck longish; long, ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: black and white. Other characters: heavy, black laterally compressed bill. <389> [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: grey or light brown with black half-collar; tail longish and somewhat graduated with white ... [details]

 Description

Size: relatively large. Plumage: black and white or all black; wings long and pointed; tail short. Other characters: ... [details]

 Description

Size: relatively large. Plumage: tail short, shallowly forked. Other characters: bill stout, shorter than head, ... [details]

 Description

Size: relatively large plover. Plumage: scapulars not black with white inner edges; wing longer than 150 mm. <389> [details]

 Description
 for Phalaropus

Size: small and slim. Plumage: breeding female more colourful than male; wings narrow and pointed; feathers thicker ... [details]

 Description

Size: small to large. Other characters: upper mandible of bill extending slightly beyond lower and down-turned at ... [details]

 Description

Size: small to large. Plumage: white and various shades of grey or black; most with deeply forked tails. Other ... [details]

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Size: small to medium. Plumage: as Tringa. Other characters: bill long and recurved, wide at base; legs short; feet ... [details]

 Description

Size: small to medium. Plumage: dull grey or brownish non-breeding plumage; striking breeding plumage; long pointed ... [details]

 Description

Size: small to medium. Plumage: usually with some black and white on heads; most with two usually black (but can be ... [details]

 Description

Size: small, slim. Plumage; mainly brown; wings long and pointed with inconspicuous white bar at base of primaries; ... [details]

 Description

Size: small. Plumage: long pointed wings; forked tail. Other characters: bill small with a wide gape; legs short, ... [details]

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 for Turtur

Size: small. Plumage: brown or pale grey; wings and tail short; wings with rufous; iridescent spots present in ... [details]

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Size: small. Plumage: tail slightly forked, less than half length of wing, no streamers; strong seasonal variation. ... [details]