Genus GALLINAGO

Genus GALLINAGO.

From gallina— a, hen, feminine of an obsolete adjective gallinus, from gallus—a, cock. The termination is adjectival, as if from gallinax, like virago from virax.

Tibia bare for small space. Tail of twelve to twenty-eight feathers. Pale bands on head and scapular longitudinal. Two notches in posterior margin of breast-bone. Inner secondaries as long as primaries.

Scattered all over the world, and breed in northern parts of Europe and Asia. Females larger than males.

(i.) With broad red subterminal tail-band. Lower breast and abdomen white and not transversely barred. Pale median band on crown.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus GALLINAGO
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
180
M_ID: 
4207
M_SN: 
Gallinago
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12951

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