Genus ERYTHROPUS

The two beautiful Falcons belonging to the present genus are commonly classed with the Kestrels, from which, however, they differ completely in plumage and considerably in structure. The male when adult is almost throughout dark grey, whilst the female is coloured like a Hobby, not at all like a Kestrel.

The wing is pointed, 2nd quill longest, 1st much exceeding the 3rd, as in Peregrines; foot small, but proportionally longer than in Kestrels, the mid-toe being but little shorter than the tarsus ; tail rounded, not graduated as in Tinnunculus.

Only two species are known, one of which occurs in India.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus ERYTHROPUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
424
M_ID: 
11254
M_SN: 
Falco
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1775

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