Genus EXCALFACTORIA

This genus is scarcely separable from Coturnix, which the female closely resembles. The sexes, however, differ much in their lower plumage, and the cock is a much handsomer bird than the true Quails. The wing is slightly more rounded than in Coturnix; the 1st primary being, as a rule, rather shorter than the second, and there are only 8 short tail-feathers entirely hidden by the upper coverts.

This genus inhabits the Oriental region, Australia and Africa. Of the three recorded species one is found in India.

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 EXCALFACTORIA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
112
M_ID: 
1354
M_SN: 
Excalfactoria
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1923

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