Genus LERWA

A single species, almost restricted to the higher Himalayas, constitutes this genus. The plumage is peculiar, barred above, and marked below with large elongate chestnut spots that coalesce on the breast. The tarsus is feathered in front for half its length; the tail, of 14 feathers, is rounded at the end, and is rather more than half the length of the wing ; the 1st primary is normally about equal to the 3rd and very little shorter than the 2nd, which is longest. Sexes alike in plumage; the male has a blunt spur on the tarsus.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus LERWA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
145
M_ID: 
1100
M_SN: 
Lerwa
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1961

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