The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.
1. Totanus incanus. — Grey-rumped Sandpiper
1. Totanus incanus.
Scolopax incana, Gmel. Syst. Nat., Vol. i. p. 651 (1788).
Totanus incanus, Vieill. Nouv. Diet., tom. vi. p. 400 (1816).
Totanus griseopygius, Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. 1848, p. 39; id. Bds. Austr. Vol. vi. pi. 38 (1848).
Actitis incana, Finch, Ibis, 1880, pp. 432, 434 (Gilbert Islands).
One adult female in winter plumage. Wing 6·9 in. This specimen was obtained on the margin of a mangrove-lined swamp on Funafuti. T. incanus in winter dress is not uncommon on the shores of Botany Bay, New South Wales, during the months of October and November.