FAMILY, Coraciadae

FAMILY, Coraciadae.

Bill moderate or rather long, strong, broad at the base, compressed towards the tip, which is hooked, and sometimes slightly notched; the gape is large, with or Without rictal bristles; tarsus short, stout; feet moderate; toes free, or slightly syndactyle ; wings moderate or long, broad; tail variable, sometimes short and even, at other times with very elongated outer tail-feathers.

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 Coraciadae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
97
M_ID: 
8944
M_SN: 
Coraciidae
Term name: 
id: 
11328

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