Choriotis Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds, p. 109 (1855).
Type by orig. desig., Otis arabs Linn.
As the generic name Eupoditis cannot be used for our Indian bird, the above name must be employed.
The genus can be distinguished from all other Indian genera by its great size, black-crested head and lengthened feathering of the throat and fore-neck; the beak is longer in comparison than in Otis or Tetrax, as also are the legs; the wings are very long and pointed.
The sexes are alike, but the male is much bigger than the female.