Family GLAREOLIDAE

Family GLAREOLIDAE.

Skull schizorhinal (except in Pluvianus); nostrils impervious, oval, more or less protected by a membrane and situated in a basal depression and not in a groove ; no basipterygoid processes; cervical vertebrae fifteen; middle toe pectinated; tarsus transversely shielded in front and behind.

This family is divisible into two groups, the Coursers with long tarsi and Plover-like carriage and actions, and the Pratincoles or Sand-Swallows with short tarsi and rather Tern-like action and flight.

Key to Subfamilies*
A. No hind toe; tarsus equal to one-third of wing or more…………Cursoriinae, p. 84.
B. A small hind toe ; tarsus equal to about one-fifth of wing…………Glareolinae, p. 89.

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: 
Family GLAREOLIDAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
84
M_ID: 
4380
M_SN: 
Glareolidae
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4868

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