Genus GALLUS

Genus GALLUS.

Gallus—a cock.

Tail of fourteen to sixteen feathers, laterally compressed and curved downwards, mid pair elongated.— Males: High fleshy comb with margins serrated or entire. Sides of face, chin, and throat naked, with two pairs of wattles, or with single wattle. Long sharp spur on each tarsus. In females the comb is rudimentary; wattles absent. Tail uniform. No spurs. Forest birds; found singly, or in pairs, or in small parties. Found throughout the greater part of the Oriental region.

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 GALLUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
81
M_ID: 
1507
M_SN: 
Gallus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12682

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