Milvus melanosis

Milvus melanosis, Tem & Schl.

56bis. :- Milvus major, Hume. :- Sind, Stray Feathers, Vol. I, p. 160; Butler, Bombay; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 375; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 91; Hume's Scrap Book, p. 326.

THE LARGE PARIAH KITE.

Length, 26.75, 27.75 ; wing, 21, 21.5 ; tail, 13.3, 13.75 ; tarsus, 2.5, 2.4; bill at gape, 1.75, 1.78.

Adult Female. :- Bill and claws homy-black; legs dull yellow ; toes mingled dingy-greenish and yellow.

Plumage. :- General plumage much as in the common kite.

There appears to be a set controversy regarding the distinctness of this from M. govinda. I have never met with the bird myself, although I have constantly been on the look-out for it. Mr. Hume saw several specimens in the dhunds of Upper Sind, and obtained one in Bombay Harbour.

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: 
Milvus melanosis
Spp Author: 
Tem & schl.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
57
Common name: 
Large Pariah Kite
M_ID: 
3042
M_CN: 
Black Kite
M_SN: 
Milvus migrans
Term name: 
id: 
11240

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