SUB-FAMILY, Turturinae

SUB-FAMILY, Turturinae.

Feet fitted for walking on the ground; tail somewhat lengthened (typically), rounded or graduate, and with pale tips to the outer feathers ; of delicate make, with small heads; neck usually without the iridescent play of the Columbinae, but frequently adorned with neck spots, as in the Palumbinae, or with rings.

Bill slender, the tip very slightly arched; the two first quills graduated, second and third longest; tail somewhat long, usually rounded; toes long and slender; the claws slightly curved.

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, Turturinae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
289
id: 
11876

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