Genus ELANUS

GENUS, Elanus, Savigny.

Bill very small, wide at the base, compressed at the tip, which is much hooked and lengthened ; edge of upper mandible slightly sinuated ; cere short; nostrils large, oval, longitudinal ; wings very long, pointed, second quill longest, the first emarginate near the tip; tail short, almost even, or emarginate ; tarsi short, thick, weak, plumed above, covered with reticulated very small roundish scales beneath ; toes thick, soft, free, unequal; outer toe shorter than the inner one ; claws rather large, middle one keeled, others rounded.

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 ELANUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
58
M_ID: 
2540
M_SN: 
Elanus
Term name: 
id: 
11243

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