Subfamily TALEGALLINAE

Subfamily TALEGALLINAE.

TALEGALLAS, which includes the following genera :—

Tallegallus. The Brush-Turkeys. Four species from New Guinea, birds varying from 20" to 23" in length, with tail of sixteen feathers, no wattle, and a crest of narrow hair-like feathers.

Catheturus. One species {C. lathami). The Australian Wattled Brush-Turkey. 25" to 26" long, with tail of eighteen feathers, and a large wattle at the base of the neck.

Aepypodius. Two species of Papuan Wattled Brush-Turkeys. 17" to 19" in length, with tail of sixteen feathers, and a pendulous wattle at the base of the foreneck, and an elevated fleshy crest extending from the base of the bill to the crown.
Megacephalon. The Maleo. 22" long. From Celebes. With tail of eighteen feathers, a large gourd-shaped helmet, and a rounded tubercle behind each nostril. (O.G. ii. 188-200.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily TALEGALLINAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
112
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12767

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