Genus EXCALFACTORIA

Genus EXCALFACTORIA.

excalfactoria Bonaparte, C. R., xlii, p. 881 (1856).

Type, Tetrao chinensis Linn.

This genus is very close to Coturnix but. whereas in that genus the sexes are very nearly alike in Excalfactoria whilst the female is very like Coturnix, the male is an extremely handsome little bird of striking colours.

The tail has only 8 feathers, short and soft, as against 10 or 12 in Coturnix; the wing is rather short but not much rounded, the first primary a little shorter than the second aud the third the longest; the tarsi are fairly strong but have no spurs.

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 EXCALFACTORIA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
369
M_ID: 
1354
M_SN: 
Excalfactoria
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4677

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