Genus GALLICREX

Genus GALLICREX.

Gallicrex Blyth, Cat. B. Mus. A. Soc, p. 283 (1852).

Type by mon., Gallicrex cristata Lath. = Fulica cinerea Gmelin.

This genus consists of a single species spread over a very wide area from India to Japan.
The frontal shield is pointed behind, much larger in males than females and in the breeding-season ends in a fleshy hornlike protuberance; the bill is stout, moderately long, about equal to the hind-toe without the claw; all the toes long, the middle toe„ without the claw, being longer than the tarsus; the wing is normally rounded, the second and fourth quills being equal and the third slightly the longest, whilst the first is between the sixth and eighth in length; the sexes are dissimilar and the male is much larger than the female.

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 GALLICREX
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
29
M_ID: 
3706
M_SN: 
Gallicrex
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4806

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