Bill stout and long, without any distinct groove at the sides of the upper mandible ; genys long. Wings long; tail short. Legs very long, tibia half-naked, tarsus reticulated with hexagonal scales. Toes of moderate length, the three anterior toes united by web at the base ; hind-toe on same plane ; claws generally short, broad, and blunt.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
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