Subfamily CALOENADINAE

Subfamily CALOENADINAE.

Like the last this Subfamily consists of one very striking genus, and that genus, Caloenas, of a single species.

In this Subfamily the tail has only twelve tail-feathers; the ambiens muscle and oil-gland are present but there is no intestinal caeca; the legs are long and both they and the feet are strong and well adapted for walking, the soles not being expanded as in the arboreal Pigeons ; the bill is long, the apical portion well covered and there is a fleshy protuberance at the base, more developed in the male than in the female; the neck is furnished with long metallic hackles, a feature which at once differentiates it from all our other Indian Pigeons.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily CALOENADINAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
212
Volume: 
Vol. 5
id: 
4513

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