GENUS, Coturnix, Brisson.
Bill somewhat slender, straight or slightly curved ; tarsi without spurs; tail very short, rounded and soft, concealed by the upper tail-coverts; wings lengthened and pointed, the first and second quills longest.
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
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