Subfamily PHALAROPINAE

Subfamily PHALAROPINAE.

In this family the toes are bordered throughout by a web divided into lobes very much as in the Coots and Grebes. In other respects they are similar to birds of the genus Erolia, but unlike them, the female is bigger and more richly coloured than the male, the latter performing the duties of incubation.

The subfamily contains three genera, each consisting of a single species. Two genera and species are found in India during the eold weather.

Key to Genera,

A. Bill flat, broader than the tarsus and broader than high..................PHALAROPUS, 247,
B. Bill slender and subcylindrical, anteriorly moreower than the tarsus..................LOBIPES, p. 249.

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: 
Subfamily PHALAROPINAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
247
Volume: 
Vol. 6
id: 
5068

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