Genus IBIDORHYNCHA

Genus IBIDORHYNCHA.

Ibidorhyncha Gould, Century Birds, pl. 19 (1831).

Type by mon., Ibidorhyncha struthersii Gould.

This very curious genus still requires considerable study before its position can be finally settled. Pending this I follow Lowe in retaining it hi the Vanellinae.

The bill is hard, long, slender and curved downwards over nearly half its length; the nostril is linear and is placed at the base of the bill in a groove which extends over more than half the length of the bill; the tarsi are comparatively short and reticulated throughout; there is no hind toe; the outer and middle toes are-connected by a deeply-indented small web but that between the middle and inner toes is obsolete; the wing is very square, the first three primaries subequal and the inner secondaries almost as long.

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 IBIDORHYNCHA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
196
M_ID: 
3967
M_SN: 
Ibidorhyncha
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5013

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