FAMILY, Bucerotidae

FAMILY, Bucerotidae.

Bill enormous, arched or curved, often with an appendage or casque on the upper mandible; nostrils small at the junction of the casque with the bill, or near the culmen, when there is no casque; wings short, rounded ; tail long, of ten feathers ; tarsus short, stout; feet moderately large, syndactyle ; hind-toe short; claws short, thick, well curved.

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: 
Family Bucerotidae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
104
M_ID: 
9581
M_SN: 
Bucerotidae
Term name: 
id: 
11349

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