IS about the bigness of the lap-wing, the head, back, and coverts of the wings are black, with tips of a greenish grey; the chin white, the throat spotted with brown or dusky spots; the breast, belly, and thighs white. The taste of the flesh when the bird is caught in the proper season, is delicate and savory, otherwise it is hard and has a strong and rank flavour.
The Green Plover is about the size of the former. The colour of the whole upper side is black, thick set with yellowish green spots; the breast brown with spots as on the back; the belly is white. The flesh is sweet and tender, and therefore highly esteemed as a choice dish in this as well as any other country.