"Bill shorter than the head, compressed and reddish yellow at the base: rump black: middle tail-feathers longest: feet greenish yellow: tarsus one inch."Bon.

T. pectoralis, Bon. Syn. p. 318. Id. Amer. Orn. vol. iv. p. 43. pl. 23. f. 2.* Pectoral Sandpiper, Nuttall, Orn. of Unit. States, vol. ii. p. 111.


Entire length about ten inches: length of the bill (from the rictus) rather more than one inch; of the tarsus one inch. Nutt.


" Summer plumage, varied with black and rufous, beneath white; breast cinereous, strongly lineated with blackish. Winter plumage, cinereous brown, beneath white." Bon.

Mr Yarrell informs me that a single individual of this species, which is not uncommon in the United States, has been killed at Yarmouth. It is at present in the possession of Mr Hoy of that place. Its identity with the T. pectoralis of America was confirmed by Mr Audubon, to whom the specimen was submitted for examination.

* The above reference to Bonaparte's American Ornithology is on the authority of Nuttall. I have not been able to get sight or the fourth volume of that work myself.