Order PYGOPODES

Order PYGOPODES.

Bill straight and pointed. Hind toe. Anterior toes lobed or webbed. Plumage very short and dense. After-shaft. Feathers of neck continuous. Fifth secondary wanting. Oil-gland tufted. Skull schizognathous. Posterior border of breast¬bone with one notch on each side. Legs placed far back; unable to sit upright on land. Live afloat. Cosmopolitan. Nest among rushes, on or near water. Three to six eggs.

Hind toe, raised . . PODICIPES . GREBES.
Hind toe on same level . COLYMBUS . DIVERS or LOONS.
Order PYGOPODES.

GREBES and LOONS or DIVERS.

Bill straight and pointed. Hind toe. Anterior toes lobed or webbed. Plumage very short and dense. After-shaft. Feathers of neck continuous. Fifth secondary wanting. Oil-gland tufted. Skull schizognathous. Posterior border of breastbone with one notch on each side. Legs placed far back; unable to sit upright on land. Live afloat. Cosmopolitan. Nest among rushes on or near water, with three to six eggs.

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: 
Order PYGOPODES
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
287
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13208

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