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.)