Subfamily RHYNCHOPINAE

Both mandibles greatly compressed, the upper considerably shorter than the lower, convex on both sides towards the base. General form slight, Tern-like.

The bill of a young Rhynchops, when the bird is hatched, resembles that of a Tern

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 RHYNCHOPINAE
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
327
Volume: 
Vol. 4
id: 
2184

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