Genus CIRCAETUS

Head large; bill moderate, much hooked, culmen rounded; nostril oval, oblique, overhung by bristles from the lores; wings long, 3rd or 4th quill longest; primaries much exceeding secondaries ; tail rather long; tarsi naked, except near their upper extremities, clad with small rounded or subhexagonal imbricate scales all round. Toes short; mid-toe without its claw about half the length of the tarsus, inner and outer toes without claws subequal; claws short, not much curved, subequal.

This genus comprises five species, four exclusively African and one ranging to Europe and Asia and occurring in India.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus CIRCAETUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
355
M_ID: 
2699
M_SN: 
Circaetus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1711

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