Subfamily PHABINAE

Subfamily PHABINAE.

This Subfamily consists of a large group of twelve genera and numerous species spread over Africa and Asia; in India through the Malay Archipelago and Indo-Chinese countries to Australia; one genus with one species is found within our limits. The Pigeons of this Subfamily are terrestrial in their habits and in some respects closely allied to Catenae both in anatomy and in having twelve tail-feathers but they differ greatly in having no neck-hackles. The upper plumage is metallic, the wing moderate with the second and third primary subequal in length ; the feet and tarsi are bare, the former slender and well adapted to running about on the ground.

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 PHABINAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
214
Volume: 
Vol. 5
id: 
4516

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