The smallest Indian Crane, the Demoiselle, forms the type of a well-marked genus, having the bill and legs shorter in proportion than in Grus ; the head feathered throughout, with, on each side, from behind the ear-coverts, a white plume or aigrette of feathers with dissociated webs. The feathers of the lower fore neck lanceolate and elongate, projecting in front of the breast. Tertiary quills much lengthened.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
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