Genus ELANUS

Genus ELANUS.

Elanus Sav., Syst. Ois. d'Egypte, p. 274 (1809).

Type, Falco coeruleus Desf.

The genus Elanus embraces a few species of rather small birds allied to the Kites and represented in America, Africa and Asia to Australia.

The bill is small, wide at the base and compressed at the end, the culmen sharply curved from the cere; the festoon is distinct; the nostrils oval and nearly horizontal, protected by long loral bristles; wings long and pointed, reaching beyond the tip of the tail; second quill longest.

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.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus ELANUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
125
M_ID: 
2540
M_SN: 
Elanus
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4414

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