Genus LOPHOTRIORCHIS

This genus, although resembling Spizaetus in the plumage of the young and in the crest, is distinguished by its longer wings, with the primaries projecting beyond the secondaries by more than the length of the tarsus, by its shorter tail, and its much longer toes and more powerful claws, the claw of the third toe being longer than the culmen beyond the cere. The adult Coloration too is peculiar, black above, and the abdomen chestnut.

The typical species is Indian; another species referred to the genus is American. No others are known.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus LOPHOTRIORCHIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
344
M_ID: 
2753
M_SN: 
Lophotriorchis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1701

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