SUB-FAMILY, Dicrurinae

SUB-FAMILY, Dicrurinae.

Bill rather large, wide at the base, thick, more or less curved and keeled at the culmen, and notched at the tip; numerous moderately strong rictal bristles; nostrils basal, rounded, concealed by short plumes; wings lengthened; fourth and fifth quills usually the longest; legs short; feet small; tail usually long, forked; the outer feathers occasionally much lengthened; of ten feathers only.

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, Dicrurinae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
153
id: 
11494

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