Genus CALOENAS

The genus Caloenas is distinguished by its long neck-hackles, longest and narrow on the back of the neck, disintegrated and hair-like on the occiput and fore neck. The bill is large and the apical portion curved; it bears a fleshy protuberance, larger in males than in females, at the base of the culmen; the wings are long and pointed; tail of 12 feathers, short and rounded; feet strong; tarsus naked, stout, longer than the mid-toe without claw.

Only two species are known, of which one inhabits the Nicobar Islands.

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 CALOENAS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
24
M_ID: 
5344
M_SN: 
Caloenas
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1822

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