Genus PSEUDOTANTALUS

Bill long, scarcely compressed, broad at the base, bent down towards the tip; lower mandible slightly concave beneath ; culmen rounded throughout; both mandibles subcylindrical anteriorly ; nostrils near the culmen, basal, oval; head and throat naked, nape and neck feathered; legs long, tibia half-nude, toes long. Lower tail-coverts extending beyond the tail.

This genus and Tantalus, which is an American form, chiefly distinguished by its naked neck, were long classed with the Ibises or in a family apart, but they are true Storks. One species is Indian.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus PSEUDOTANTALUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
375
M_ID: 
2058
M_SN: 
Mycteria
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2254

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