Genus BRACHYPTERNUS

GENUS, Brachypternus, Strick.

Bill distinctly curved, moderately compressed and sloping on the sides; lateral ridge wanting; nostrils apert, but the frontal feathers produced to their base; gonys short; tail cuneate, the two central feathers longest; feet small, water posterior and mid-toe nearly equal; hind-toe and claw minute.

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 BRACHYPTERNUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
118
M_ID: 
11093
M_SN: 
Dinopium
Term name: 
id: 
11390

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