201. Xenorhynchus asiaticus

201. Xenorhynchus asiaticus.

THE BLACK-NECKED STORK.

Male 52" to 56". Legs red. Bill 12", black. Under plumage white, rest glossy green. Iris in male dark brown; in female yellow. India, Ceylon, Burma, and through Malaya to Australia. Four eggs (2.91 x 2.12), white. (J. 917. B. 1549.)

Also the genus Ephippiorhynchus. With " saddle " across bill. Lores and eye region bare. One species— E, senegalensis, 65", confined to Africa.

Also the genus Mycteria. Head and neck bare, with few downy feathers on occiput. One species— M. americana, 50", from C. and S. America.

(ii.) Under tail-coverts lengthened and stiffened, equal to or longer than tail.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
201. Xenorhynchus asiaticus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
201
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
191
Common name: 
Black Necked Stork
M_ID: 
2082
M_CN: 
Black-necked Stork
M_SN: 
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12982

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