Genus STREPSILAS

Bill conical, pointed, the culmen flattened and straight; nostrils linear, in a groove that extends nearly halfway down the bill; wings long, pointed, 1st primary longest; tarsus short, transversely shielded in front, reticulated behind ; hind toe well developed ; toes not connected by web.

Generally distributed. Two species are known ; of these one is Indian. The name Arenaria of Brisson is used for the genus by some naturalists, but not by the majority, who reject this term for the same reason as that already assigned for the disuse of Micropus as the generic name of the Common Swift : Arenaria, like Micropus, being a well-known Linnean genus of plants.

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 STREPSILAS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
222
M_ID: 
4314
M_SN: 
Arenaria
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2058

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