Subfamily GEOPELIINAE

The genus Geopelia is distinguished from all other Indian Doves by having 14 tail-feathers; it has neither ambiens muscle nor intestinal caeca, and thus agrees with the Treroninae, to which it was referred by Garrod ; but it possesses an oil-gland, and it has a bare elongate tarsus' and peculiar plumage entirely destitute of metallic lustre.

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 GEOPELIINAE
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
47
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
1858

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