FAMILY Ciconidae

FAMILY Ciconidae.

Bill very large and stout, lengthened, straight, or slightly ascending, and with the lower mandible sub-recurved, smooth, without a groove, less cleft than in the Herons ; nostrils linear, near the base of the culmen ; wings long, second and third or third and fourth quills longest; tail short; tarsus usually reticulate with hexagonal scales; all the anterior toes joined at the base by membrane; hallux resting on the ground for part of its length ; claws blunt.

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 Ciconidae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
374
M_ID: 
2057
M_SN: 
Ciconiidae
Term name: 
id: 
12078

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