Genus GEOPELIA

A very small Tenasserim dove, with part of the plumage closely banded, belongs 1o a genus containing five species, and ranging from Burma to Australia. All the species are small, with a slender bill, having the apical horny portion short and convex; the wings are short and rounded, the 1st quill greatly attenuated near the tip, 2nd and 3rd quills longest. The tail, of 14 feathers, exceeds the wing in length and is much graduated. The tarsus is naked, and, in G. striata, is longer than the mid toe. Sexes alike.

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 GEOPELIA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
52
M_ID: 
5155
M_SN: 
Geopelia
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1859

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