Genus GALLICREX

GENUS, Gallicrex, Blyth.

Bill much as in Gallinula, but with the base (in the male) prolonged over the forehead and rising into a fleshy carbuncle or horn on the top of the head, which is only developed at the time of breeding; feet large ; hind-toe with the claw short, more curved than the others ; otherwise as in Gallinula.

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 GALLICREX
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
367
M_ID: 
3706
M_SN: 
Gallicrex
Term name: 
id: 
12060

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