Genus HAEMATOPUS

Bill long, compressed, straight, often truncated at the end; nostril linear, near the base of the bill, in a groove that extends more than halfway to the tip. Wings long, pointed, first quill longest; tail moderate. Tarsus short, thick, reticulated throughout; no hind toe; anterior toes thick, edged with membrane, slightly webbed at the base, especially between the 3rd and 4th toes ; soles broad.

The Oystercatchers are a cosmopolitan genus of about a dozen species, only one of which is Indian.

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 HAEMATOPUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
245
M_ID: 
3942
M_SN: 
Haematopus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2089

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