Genus FULICA

Genus FULICA.

Fulica Linn., Syst. Nat., 10th ed., i, p. 152 (1758).

Type by taut., Fulica atra Linn.

This genus is distinguished from all other Indian Rallidae by every species having the toes fringed with a broad membrane divided into convex lobes, one to each phalange; the tarsus is short, less than the middle toe without claw and has a membranous fringe behind; the bill is moderate in length, rather deep and compressed, the culmen produced back over the forehead in a shield of varying shape; the plumage is always grey or blackish and the sexes are alike.

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.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus FULICA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
33
M_ID: 
3760
M_SN: 
Fulica
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4810

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