Subfamily CALGENADINAE

The Nicobar Pigeon, which with an allied species forms the present subfamily, agrees with the Carpophaginae in having an oil-gland and ambiens muscle, but no intestinal caeca; it differs in having only 12 tail-feathers, long tarsi, elongate feathers on the neck, and metallic plumage.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily CALGENADINAE
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
24
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
1821

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