Genus ASTUR

GENUS, Astur, Lac.

Bill short, stout, curved from the base, compressed, with a prominent festoon or rounded tooth in the upper mandible, near the middle ; nostril large, oval, oblique, near the culmen ; lores thickly clad with minute feathers; wings short, rounded; first quill short, fourth and fifth quills usually equal and longest; tail long, far exceeding the points of the wings, nearly even or slightly rounded; tarsus moderate, or shortish, plumed below the knees for nearly half the length of the tarsus, stout, with large scute in front and behind ; near the knee, posteriorly, the scales are small and reticulated; toes strong, outer-toe longer than the inner one, joined to the middle-one ; middle-toe moderately long; claws well curved, unequal; inner claw very large, about equal to that of the hind-toe.

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: 
Genus ASTUR
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
21
M_ID: 
2832
M_SN: 
Accipiter
Term name: 
id: 
11191

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