Genus HIMANTOPUS

Bill long, straight, hard, slender, pointed: nostrils linear, near the base of the bill, each situated in a groove that, extends about half the length of the mandible. Wings long and pointed, 1st quill longest; tail short, even. Legs very long; tibia bare for a long distance, three-quarters the length of the long tarsi, which are reticulated throughout; no hind toe, outer joined to middle toe by a broad web, a narrower web between the middle and inner toe.

The Stilts are found in all temperate and tropical countries. One species occurs in India.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus HIMANTOPUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
246
M_ID: 
3970
M_SN: 
Himantopus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2091

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