Genus CURSORIUS

Genus CURSORIUS.

Cursorius —pertaining to a race-course; cursor—a runner, from curro = I run.

Bill slightly curved. Three toes only. Plumage brown and rufous. Breast without band. Tail short, of twelve feathers. First and second quills subequal, first generally longest. Mid claw slightly pectinated. About the size of a Lapwing. Resemble Bustards both in structure and habits, but they are of small size and do not change plumage at breeding season. S. Europe, Africa, S. W. Asia, India, and Ceylon.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus CURSORIUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
147
M_ID: 
4381
M_SN: 
Cursorius
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12851

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