SUB-FAMILY, Vulturinae

SUB-FAMILY, Vulturinae.

Bill large, thick, strong, higher than broad, hooked only at the tip; cere large; nostrils naked, transverse; head and upper part of neck naked, or covered only with down; wings long, first quill short, third and fourth quills sub-equal, fourth longest; tail moderate or rather short, with twelve or fourteen tail feathers ; ' tarsus reticulated, with some large scutse near the claws.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
SUB-FAMILY, Vulturinae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
2
id: 
11158

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