Genus FULICA

GENUS, Fulica, Lin.

Bill moderate or short, thick ,• the upper mandible gradually deflected, compressed, extending backwards into a horny shield on the forehead; nostrils small, placed in the middle of the bill; wings short, concave, with a tubercle at the flexure ; second and third quils longest; tail very short; tarsus moderate, compressed ; toes very long, bordered by a wide lobed membrane; claws short, curved and sharp.

Plumage dense, soft, but open in texture.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Genus FULICA
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
366
M_ID: 
3760
M_SN: 
Fulica
Term name: 
id: 
12058

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