Genus ARDEA

GENUS, Ardea, Linn.

Bill elongate, straight, thick, compressed, pointed; the upper mandible with a groove from the nostrils, evanescent towards the tip; nostrils near the base narrow, longitudinal, partially concealed by membrane; wings moderately long, the second, third, and fourth quills usually sub-equal and longest; tail short, even; tarsus lengthened, usually scutellate in front; toes long; outer-toe connected to the middle one by a web; claws long, that of the middle-toe with the inner margin produced, and pectinated, of large size, usually grey above, with the neck moderately long and slender, and the feathers of the lower neck and breast lengthened and pendent.

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 ARDEA
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
377
M_ID: 
2292
M_SN: 
Ardea
Term name: 
id: 
12089

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