Genus MILVUS

GENUS, Milvus, Cuvier.

Bill short, somewhat straight at the base, tip well curved and hooked, upper mandible with a rounded obsolete tooth, or festoon ; nostrils oval, oblique ; wings long, 4 th quill, or 3rd and 4th, longest; tail lengthened, forked or emarginate ; tarsus short, plumed above in front, with scutae in front below; posteriorly naked to the knee, reticulate ; toes rather short; claws moderate, unequal, and moderately curved; outer-toe slightly mobile.

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 MILVUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
54
M_ID: 
3038
M_SN: 
Milvus
Term name: 
id: 
11238

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