Genus BOTAURUS

Genus BOTAURUS.

Botaurus- a Bittern, in late Latin; probably akin to our "Bittern." French butor, etc. Certainly not derived from bos+taurus, though perhaps confused therewith in popular etymology.

Bill short, stout, with broad nasal groove. Long lax plumage, beautifully mottled yellow and black. Four powder-down patches. Mid toe and claw longer than tarsus and longer than bill. Hind claw very long. Sexes alike. Cos¬mopolitan.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus BOTAURUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
204
M_ID: 
2189
M_SN: 
Botaurus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13024

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