Genus DUPETOR

This genus is distinguished from Ardetta by its longer bill, the culmen considerably exceeding the middle toe with its claw in length, the tarsus being slightly shorter still. The back of the neck is less conspicuously nude. The members of the present genus are considerably larger birds than Ardetta, and have very different plumage; but they are not, as is often stated, distinguished by having the tibia partly naked, for Ardetta cinnamomea resembles them in that respect. The generic name Ardeiralla, sometimes used for the Black Bittern, belongs to a very distinct form, peculiar to Africa.

Four species from the Oriental and Australian regions are referred to the genus Dupetor, but only one is Indian.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus DUPETOR
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
403
M_ID: 
2217
M_SN: 
Dupetor
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2288

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