FAMILY, Mergidae

FAMILY, Mergidae.

Bill straight, narrow, cylindrical, the tip well bent over; the edges of the mandibles armed with strong teeth pointing backwards ; nostrils median, longitudinal; tarsus short, set far backwards; feet large, hind-toe lobed; wings moderate; tail wedge-shaped, of 16 or 18 feathers; form lengthened and flattened ; head more or less crested.

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: 
Family Mergidae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
415
M_ID: 
239
M_SN: 
Anatidae
Term name: 
id: 
12188

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