Genus GALLINULA

Genus GALLINULA.

Gallinula Brisson, Ornith., i, p. 54; vi, p. 2 (1760).

Type by taut., Fulica chloropus Linn.

In this genus the toes, which are furnished with a narrow straight-edged membrane or web, are very long, the middle toe without claw being about equal to the tarsus; the bill is moderate, the basal portion of the culmen bent up in the forehead to form a shield with a rounded posterior edge; the nostrils are long and narrow; the second primary is longest, or second and third sub-equal ; the first is about equal to the fifth or sixth. This genus is found over the greater part of Africa, Europe and Asia to Australia and New Zealand.

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 GALLINULA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
27
M_ID: 
3729
M_SN: 
Gallinula
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4803

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