Suborder CICONIAE

Suborder CICONIAE.

One notch on each side of posterior margin of breast-bone. Hind toe elevated, though to a very variable extent; in some it is scarcely raised at all, while in the White Stork, and especially in the Black Stork, the elevation is considerable. Toes webbed at base, third and fourth especially. No pectination on mid claw. No powder-down patches. No voice, but make sounds by snapping their bills.

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: 
Suborder CICONIAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
190
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12974

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