Local Names: Curlew, zarapo, partridge, perdicilla
Habitat: coastal area, river mouth. Very rarely in interior areas.
Length: 42 cms.
Brown crown with whitish line in the center. Bleached eyebrows. Face and neck mottled fine brown and whitish. Back and speckled coats of brown and whitish. Chest light brown mottled dark. Abdominal coffee light. Brown wings with some large light spots. Tail with light brown and dark transverse lines. Gray legs. Long and curved peak down. Brown eyes.