Genus HALIAETUS

GENUS, Haliaetus, Savigny.

Bill straight at base, longish, compressed, curved towards the tip, which is much hooked ; upper mandible with the margin strongly sinuate; nostrils somewhat oblong, transverse; wings long, fourth and fifth quills sub-equal and longest; tail moderate or rather short; tarsus moderate, strong, plumed for nearly half its Length, the lower half with large transverse scutae in front and a short and more irregular series behind; or with a few and irregular ones in front above, and the whole of the rest reticulated with small scales, hexagonal, or irregular ; toes large, covered with scuta?; outer-toe scarcely mobile; claws large, unequal, squared beneath, well curved.

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 HALIAETUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
39
M_ID: 
3058
M_SN: 
Haliaeetus
Term name: 
id: 
11221

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