Genus BOTAURUS

GENUS, Botaurus, Brisson.

Bill rather short, stout, higher at the base than broad; the upper mandible curved towards the point; tarsi short; tibia feathered for the greater portion of its length ; feet very long ; claws long, moderately curved; neck short, densely feathered and thick.

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 BOTAURUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
385
M_ID: 
2189
M_SN: 
Botaurus
Term name: 
id: 
12110

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