Subfamily SCOLOPACINAE

Subfamily SCOLOPACINAE.

WOODCOCKS and SNIPES.

Bill long, slender, rather soft, swollen and bent over at tip. Eyes set far back, with hinder margin, just above orifice of ear. Wings long. Inner secondaries less than primaries. Tail of twelve to twenty-eight feathers. Toes free and cleft to base. Hind toe present ( Phegornis excepted). Tarsus scutellated in front. Plumage rich, often streaked black and yellow. No distinct summer and winter plumage.

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 SCOLOPACINAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
179
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12948

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