Genus CIRCAETUS

GENUS, Circaetus, Vieillot.

Bill rather short, gently curving from the base, much hooked at the tip; culmen rounded, compressed at the sides; commissure nearly straight; nostrils oval, oblique; wings long, the third quill longest, or , second and third sub-equal, fourth nearly as long, the first three quills emarginate ; tail long, nearly even; tarsi long, plumed below the heel, clad with small, hexagonal scales; feet small; toes short, scutellate at the base of the claws; the lateral toes about equal; claws tolerably curved, rather short, of nearly equal length.

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: 
Genus CIRCAETUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
36
M_ID: 
2699
M_SN: 
Circaetus
Term name: 
id: 
11212

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