Genus GALLINULA

Genus GALLINULA.

Gallinula= a chicken ; diminutive of gallinago, hen.

Bill bent up at base, forming a small fore shield, rounded behind. Nostrils elongate. Wings very long. Second quill longest, or second and third equal. Secondaries less than primaries. Toes varying in length from 2.3" to 3.6", and narrowly fringed. Remiges twenty-three. Found over the greater portion of Old and New Worlds.

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 GALLINULA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
129
M_ID: 
3729
M_SN: 
Gallinula
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12809

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