Genus HAEMATOPUS

Genus HAEMATOPUS.

Haematopus Linn., Syst. Nat., i, 10th ed., p. 152 (1758).

Type by mon., N. ostralegus Linn.

In this genus the bill is very long, compressed, slightly truncated at the end; the nostril is linear, narrow and placed near the base of a groove, which extends about half-way to the tip of the upper mandible the wings are long and pointed, with the first primary longest; the tarsus is short, stout and reticulated throughout; there is no hind toe and the anterior toes are short, tout, narrowly edged with a membrane and slightly webbed between the toes, more especially between the third and fourth.

The genus is cosmopolitan, one species, with two races, being represented in India

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 HAEMATOPUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
164
M_ID: 
3942
M_SN: 
Haematopus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4970

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