Genus AESALON

In the Merlins and their allies which constitute the genus Aesalon, the wing is even more rounded than in the Jerfalcons (Hierofalco), the second and third primaries being longest and subequal, whilst the first is considerably shorter, being approximately equal to the fourth. The first two quills are always notched on the inner webs. Lateral toes unequal as in typical Falcons.

All the species are small, and consist of the Merlin and its American ally and the Indian and African Red-headed Merlins, which are by some placed in a separate genus, Chicquera.

Key to the Species.

a. Crown grey or brown dark-shafted…………………………..AE. regulus, p. 426.
b. Crown chestnut…………………………..AE, chicquera, p. 427,

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 AESALON
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
425
M_ID: 
11254
M_SN: 
Falco
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1777

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