Genus HYPOTAENIDIA

The typical species of this genus, H. philippensis, has a much thicker and shorter bill than Rallus, with both tarsus and middle toe exceeding the bill in length. In the Indian representatives of the genus, however, the bill is as long as the tarsus and is only distinguished by its greater thickness and by the genys being distinctly angulate. There are 10 species, widely distributed in the Oriental and Australian regions; of these two occur within Indian limits.

Key to the Species.

Wing 4.5 to 6 : breast ashy grey……………………H. striata, p. 160 .
Wing over 5; breast slaty grey……………………H. obscurior, p. 162

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus HYPOTAENIDIA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
160
M_ID: 
3448
M_SN: 
Gallirallus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1980

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