Genus HIMANTOPUS

Genus HIMANTOPUS.

Himantopus =a. kind of water-bird, in Oppian (circ. A.d. 180); from =a thong, and =a foot.

Bill twice as long as head. Nasal groove extends half-way to tip of bill. Plumage black and white. First quill longest. Remiges twenty-nine. Long thin legs, tarsi reticulated throughout. No hind toe, fourth joined to third by broad web, third to second by narrow web. Found in most parts of the globe. Breed in north region of N. Africa. Barely if ever swim. When flying have peculiar Tern-like call.

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: 
Genus HIMANTOPUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
162
M_ID: 
3970
M_SN: 
Himantopus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12902

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