Genus CALOPERDIX

This genus has the tail, of 14 feathers, less than half the length of the rounded wing, as in Arboricola, but is distinguished by its shorter feet, by its much shorter though straight claws, that of the hallux being rudimentary, and by the tarsus, which is considerably longer than the middle toe and claw, being armed with one or two spurs in males. Sexes alike in Coloration.

Two or three species or races are known from the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and Java; one ranges into Southern Tenasserim.

* Blyth, ' Ibis,' 1867, p. 160, gave " Tenasserim Mountains " as the locality of this and also of T. chloropus, but the insertion in the case of T. charltoni is a palpable misprint.

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 CALOPERDIX
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
130
M_ID: 
1442
M_SN: 
Caloperdix
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1944

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