Genus MEROPS

GENUS, Merops, Lin,

Bill very long, slender, slightly curved, depressed at base, somewhat compressed for the rest of its length; culmen keeled ; tip entire, sharp, not bent down; nostrils partially covered by a tuft of bristles; some small rictal bristles at the base of the bill; wings long and pointed ; first quill longest; tips of the lesser quills emarginate; tail somewhat lengthened, nearly even, the two centre feathers occasionally lengthened; tarsus very short; feet short with the two lateral toes much syndactyle; outer-toe much longer than the. inner one ; claws acute, strong, well-curved.

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: 
Genus MEROPS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
93
M_ID: 
9471
M_SN: 
Merops
Term name: 
id: 
11320

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