SUB-FAMILY, Gypaetinae

SUB-FAMILY, Gypaetinae, Bonn & Gray.

Bill strong, lengthened, compressed, straight; upper mandible ascending in front of cere, then curved, with the tip much hooked ; nostrils oval, vertical, covered with dense rigid recumbent bristles; lower mandible with a beard, or tuft of rigid setaceous bristles directed forward; head closely feathered ; wings very long, the first quill rather shorter than the second, the third longest; feet short, stout; the tarsus hirsute to the toes; the thigh-coverts lengthened ; the three front toes slightly united by membrane, middle-toe very long, hind-toe short; claws strong, moderately curved; tail cuneate, long.

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, Gypaetinae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
8
id: 
11171

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