Genus STRIX

No aigrettes (ear-tufts). Facial disk well developed and large, and entirely surrounded by a ruff of stiff feathers. Bill straight at the base, compressed and weak; nostrils oval. Legs long, the upper part of the tarsus clad with feathers, which pass into bristles on the lower tarsus and upper surface of the toes; middle toe scarcely longer than the inner, middle claw expanded and pectinate on the inner side. Wings very long and pointed, exceeding the tail, 2nd quill longest, 1st subequal; tail moderate.

Key to the Species.

a. Upper surface speckled; tarsus less than 3 inches…………………………..S. flammea, p. 264.
b. Upper surface with small spots hut not speckled; tarsus over 3 inches…………………………..S. Candida, p. 266.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus STRIX
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
264
M_ID: 
6993
M_SN: 
Asio
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1614

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