Genus GRUS

Genus GRUS.

Grus Pallas, Spicilegia Zool., iv, p. 1 (1767).

Type by taut., Ardea grus Linn.

In the genus Grus the crown of the head is bare but the sides of the head and neck are feathered and not bare as in Antigone. The wings are long with the inner secondaries lengthened and considerably exceeding the primaries ; tail short; the tibia naked on the lower half; toes short and strong with short, blunt claws. The sexes are alike in plumage.

Key to Species.

A. Plumage grey, tail grey.
a. Throat a:rey; white on neck confined to
a line down the sides…………G. grus, p. 50.
b. Throat white; greater part of sides and back of neck white…………G. monachus, p. 51.
B. Plumage grey; tail black…………G. nigricollis, p. 52.
C. Plumage white…………G. leucogeranus p. 53.

* See Smith, Misc. Coll., vol. iv, NO. 5, p. 21 (1728), Opinion No. 103. Oberholser's statement given in full.

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: 
Genus GRUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
49
M_ID: 
3801
M_SN: 
Grus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4827

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