SUB-FAMILY, Cuculinae

SUB-FAMILY, Cuculinae.

Bill slender, somewhat broad at the base, convex above, gently curved at the culmen; nostrils round, membranous; wings pointed; tail rounded, nearly square, sub-furcate in one group ; tibial feathers lengthened; tarsus very short, partly feathered; feet small; outer-toe capable of being directed either backwards or sideways.

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, Cuculinae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
123
id: 
11404

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