Genus HALCYON

GENUS, Halcyon, Swains.

Bill long, straight, deep, and broad, somewhat quadrangular ; culmen, in some, inclining towards the tip, near which the margin is slightly sinuated; lower mandible angulated ; gonys ascending towards the tip ; wing rather short, third quill longest, fourth and fifth nearly equal; tail short, rounded, or even; feet with the outer toe nearly as long as the middle one, syndactyle for more than half its length; scales of the tarsus obsolete.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Genus HALCYON
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
99
M_ID: 
9100
M_SN: 
Halcyon
Term name: 
id: 
11336

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