FAMILY, Megalaimidae

FAMILY, Megalaimidae.

Bill stout and somewhat conic, inflated at the sides, moderate in length or short, wide at the base, more or less compressed towards the tip; base of upper mandible continued backward to the gape, and usually furnished at the base with numerous stiff bristles projecting forwards ; some have the mandibles denticulated, and grooved at the sides ; culmen generally blunt; wings and tail short, the latter even or nearly so; with the feathers soft, only ten in number; toes in pairs, the hind-claws much curved; tongue of ordinary structure.

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: 
Family Megalaimidae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
121
M_ID: 
10015
M_SN: 
Megalaimidae
Term name: 
id: 
11395

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