Suborder BUCEROTES.

Caeca wanting; oil-gland tufted. Sternum with two shallow notches, one on each side in the posterior margin; behind the ill-developed manubrium is a perforation as in Meropidae. Both carotids present as a rule, though there are . exceptions. Spinal feather-tract not defined on the neck, which has no lateral bare tracts or apteria ; no aftershaft; no down on bare parts of skin. Deep plantar tendons as in Coraciae.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Suborder BUCEROTES.
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
140
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1453

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