Suborder GRUES.

Schizognathous and schizorhinal birds with 17 to 20 cervical vertebras and, as a rule, without notches on the posterior border of the sternum. Oil-gland tufted. Caeca present. Deep flexors Galline. Ambiens present, also the semitendinosus and accessory semitendinosus ; the femoro-caudal and its accessory are wanting in one genus, Balearica, present in others. The young are hatched clad in down, and run at once.

Besides the true Cranes or Gruidae, the American Aramidae and Psophidae are referred to this suborder.

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: 
Suborder GRUES.
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
184
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
2009

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