Genus TINNUNCULUS

The Kestrels differ from the true Falcons by having a shorter bill and a much smaller and weaker foot, the middle toe without the claw being only § to f the length of the tarsus. The tail is longer and the feathers graduated, the outer rectrices 1 to 1 1/2 inches shorter than the middle pair, and the wing is shorter. The sexes differ, and the females and young have the upper parts banded black and rufous.

Key to the Species.

a. Claws black…………………………..T. alaudarius, p. 428.
b. Claws whitish or pale horny…………………………..T. cenchris, p. 430.

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 TINNUNCULUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
428
M_ID: 
11254
M_SN: 
Falco
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1780

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