Genus HIMANTOPUS

GENUS, Himantopus, Brisson.

Bill long, twice the length of the head, very slender, somewhat rounded, pointed, channeled on the sides as far as the middle ; tip of the upper mandible very slightly bent over the under one ; nostrils linear ; wings long, pointed, first quill longest, tail short, even, of twelve feathers ; tibia bare for the greater part of its length ; legs very long, thin reticulated ; toes short ; outer-toe joined to the middle one by a broad web ; inner one with a very small web ; nails short, flat; hind-toe wanting.

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 HIMANTOPUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
361
M_ID: 
3970
M_SN: 
Himantopus
Term name: 
id: 
12043

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith