The eggs are four in number, of a dark olive colour, blotched and spotted with rich brown.
It is uniformly green or more or less spotted, blotched or suffused with red or crimson, or sometimes, as in N.
I.-Skins Of The Blotched Domestic Cat, Showing Some Of The Variations To Which The Pattern Is Liable.
The origin of the blotched as a special type is wholly unknown.
The nest, contrary to the habits of most Limicolae, is generally placed under a ledge of rock which shelters the bird from observation,' and therein are laid four eggs, of a light olive-green, closely blotched with brown, and hardly to be mistaken for those of any other bird.