Genus EUPODOTIS

This genus is distinguished from Otis by having a considerably longer bill, longer legs, tail, and wings, by the possession of an occipital crest in both sexes, and by the feathers of the throat and fore neck being lengthened. The size is large, but the male much exceeds the female in this respect.
Four species are known, two of which are African, one Indian, and one, scarcely distinguishable from the Indian bird, Australian.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus EUPODOTIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
194
M_ID: 
3249
M_SN: 
Ardeotis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2023

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith