SUB-FAMILY, Certhinae

SUB-FAMILY, Certhinae.

Bill generally curved, of moderate Length, or rather long, slender; wings moderate or long, ample, rounded, of ten primaries, the first short; wing-coverts short; tail longish in most and with the feathers often stiff and pointed, short in some; toes long and slender, outer-toe longer than the inner, much syndactile; inner-toe slightly so; hind-toe very long, and its claw longer than the middle one; claws long, compressed, and curved and all the toes very mobile.

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, Certhinae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
140
id: 
11452

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