ORDER, Gemitores.

ORDER, Gemitores.

Bill moderate or short, straight, compressed ; the basal portion weak, and covered with a soft fleshy skin or membrane in which the nostrils are situated; the apical portion arched or vaulted, and more or less curved down at the tip; wings generally long, pointed ; tail variable, usually of 12 or 14 feathers; tarsi short and stout ; legs feathered to the joint ; toes moderately long; hind-toe on the same plane as the anterior ones.

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: 
ORDER, Gemitores.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
284
id: 
11855

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