Genus ESACUS

Genus ESACUS.

Esacus Lesson, Traite d'Orn., p. 547 (1831).

Type by mon., O. recurvirostris Cuvier.

The genus Esacus is distinguished from Burhinus by its much more massive bill, which is compressed and nearly twice the length of the middle toe without claw.

Blanford retained two species in this genus, including Orthoramphus magnirostris in it but, as Orthoramphus differs from Esacus quite as much as Burhinus does from that genus, it seems only consistent to have three genera, the alternative being to lump all the species in one genus, Burhinus.

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 ESACUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
80
M_ID: 
3927
M_SN: 
Esacus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4863

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