Genus HELIOPAIS

Genus HELIOPAIS.

Heliopais Sharpe, Bull. B. O. C., vii, p. 37 (1893).

Type by mon., Heliopais personata Gray.

Bill from gape longer than tarsus and rather stout; culmen considerably curved; no frontal shield but in the breeding-season there is a small fleshy horn from the base of the culmen; nostril long and narrow, pervious and placed nearly in the centre of the upper mandible; tarsus shorter than middle toe without claw but very strong; toes fringed with a lobed web; wing rounded, the second, or second and third, longest, the first equal to fifth or sixth; rectrices eighteen in number, broad and stiff, slightly graduated and equal in length to about half the wing.

Sexes slightly differing.

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 HELIOPAIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
36
M_ID: 
3366
M_SN: 
Heliopais
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4813

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