Genus CISTICOLA

GENUS, Cisticola, Lesson.

Bill rather short, slender, gently curving from the middle, entire at tip; wings short, ample ; first quill small, third, fourth and fifth equal and longest, second equal to seventh, shorter than the sixth; tail of twelve feathers, somewhat rounded, short; tarsus long; feet rather large with the lateral toes nearly equal and the hind-toe long; the claws lengthened, especially the hind one only slightly curved.

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 CISTICOLA
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
217
M_ID: 
23511
M_SN: 
Cisticola
Term name: 
id: 
11680

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