Genus LOPHOTRIORCHIS

Genus LOPHOTRIORCHIS.

Lophotriorchis Sharpe, Oat. B.M., i, pp. 226, 255 (1874).

Type, Astur kieneri Geof. St.-Hil.

The genus Lophotriorchis differs from Hieraetus in its more powerful tarsus and longer central toe as well as in having a long crest. From Spizaetus it differs in its longer wing, the primaries exceeding the secondaries by more than the length of the tarsus and also in having a shorter tail. The claws are exceptionally long and well curved, that of the third toe exceeding in length the culmen, not including the cere.

The genus contains two species—one Indo-Malayan, the other South American.

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.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus LOPHOTRIORCHIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
80
M_ID: 
2753
M_SN: 
Lophotriorchis
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4362

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