Genus HYDROPHASIANUS

Genus HYDROPHASIANUS.

Hydrophasianus Wagler, Isis, 1832. Col. 279.

Type by orig. desig., Parra chinensis auct. = P. chirurgus Scopoli.

In this genus the bill is more slender than in Metopidius and there is no lappet; the hind claw is shorter; the first and fourth primaries are attenuated, the first into a barbless shaft terminating in a spatulate web and the fourth prolonged into an attenuated point; the wing is furnished with a strong sharp spur at the bend. Sexes alike, both assuming a nuptial dress which is attained by a moult and not by a change in the colour of the plumage as was supposed.

The female is rather larger than the male, A single species.

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 HYDROPHASIANUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
41
M_ID: 
4149
M_SN: 
Hydrophasianus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4819

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