109. Heliopais personata

109. Heliopais personata.

THE MASKED FINFOOT.

Male 22". Female 20 1/2". Legs light green. Bill orange. Mid toe and claw 3-1". Hind toe has no lobe or web. Tail of eighteen feathers, much rounded.— Male: Crown and hind neck bluish grey. Forehead, face, chin, and throat black. Sides drab. Breast, abdomen, lower tail-coverts white. Back and scapulars dark brown. Female: Chin, throat, and foreneck white, with black border. From Assam to Sumatra. (B. 1406.)

Also the genus Heliornis. One species— H..fulica, 12", with toes webbed for nearly two-thirds of length, from S. and 0. America.

Also the genus Podica. Two species, from Africa, with tail-feathers narrow and pointed, long, stiff, and ribbed. P. senegalensis, 21", mid toe and claw 3.1"; and P. petersi, 23", mid toe and claw 3.4". (B.M. Cat, xxiii. 229-235.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
109. Heliopais personata
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
109
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
134
Common name: 
Masked Finfoot
M_ID: 
3367
M_CN: 
Masked Finfoot
M_SN: 
Heliopais personatus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12817

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