Genus CORACIAS

GENUS, Coracias, Lin.

Bill large, moderately thick, lengthened, straight, strong, somewhat broad at the base, compressed towards the tip ; culmen sloping, hooked abruptly; the nostrils basal, oblique, linear, apert; gape very wide, with strong rictal bristles ; wings tolerably lengthened, the second quill longest, or the second and third sub-equal; tail even or slightly rounded, short; tarsus stout, shorter than the middle-toe ; outer-toe nearly free to the base, much longer than the inner-toe ; hind-toe shorter than the inner-toe; tarsus and toes strongly scutate.

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 CORACIAS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
97
M_ID: 
8945
M_SN: 
Coracias
Term name: 
id: 
11329

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