SUB-FAMILY, Asioninae

SUB-FAMILY, Asioninae.

Head large, with two aigrettes, or plumes of lengthened feathers on each side of the forehead; orifice of the ears large, lunate, operculate ; wings long, second quill longest, and third quill sub-equal to it; tail moderate, or longish, nearly even; facial disc nearly perfect; bill short, strong, curved from the base ; upper mandible sometimes festooned, well protected by bristles; tarsus stout, moderate, or short, feathered, as are the toes as far as the scales in front of the nails, which are sub-equal.

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, Asioninae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
63
id: 
11254

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