Suborder GRUES.

Suborder GRUES.

Schizognathous and schizorhinal birds with 17 to 20 cervical vertebrae and, as a rule, without notches on the posterior border of the sternum; the oil-gland is tufted; caeca present; the deep flexor tendons galline; ambiens muscle present, also the semitendinosus and accessory semitendinosus; the femoro-caudal and its accessory are present in all but the one genus, Grus. The young are hatched clad in down and run at once.

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.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Suborder GRUES.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
48
Volume: 
Vol. 6
id: 
4825

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