Genus DROMAS

Genus DROMAS.

Dromas Paykull, K. Svensk. Vet.-Ak. Nya Handl., xxvi, pt. 3, p. 182 (1805).

Type by moo., Dromas ardeola Paykull.

Bill longer than the head, strong, smooth and compressed; culmen regularly curved ; no groove, the nostril being placed in a small depression near the base of the bill; the angle of the lower mandible prominent and close to the base; wing long and pointed, the first primary longest; tail very slightly graduated; tarsi long, shielded in front and behind; half the tibia bare; toes long, the third and fourth joined by a broad web, the second and third by a small one; middle claw broadened and pectinated or notched on the inner dilatation; feathers of interscapulary region lengthened and covering the back.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus DROMAS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
94
M_ID: 
3964
M_SN: 
Dromas
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4881

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