Genus HYDROPHASIANUS

GENUS, Hydrophasianus, Wag.

Bill more slender than in Metopodius ; forehead without a lappet; tail very long, the four central feathers especially greatly lengthened at the breeding season ; wings long, with the first and second quills equal, and longer than the third ; first and fourth primaries with a lancet-shaped portion of web, as it were, appended to the tip; hind-claw not so long as in Metopodius, otherwise similar to that genus.

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 HYDROPHASIANUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
364
M_ID: 
4149
M_SN: 
Hydrophasianus
Term name: 
id: 
12052

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