Genus NINOX

Of all the genera of Owls this is, perhaps, the most Hawk-like in general appearance, owing to the ruff and facial disk being quite obsolete. The wings are longer and more pointed than in Athene or Glaucidium, the 3rd or 4th quill is longest and the 1st about as long as the 7th. The tail is slightly lengthened, and rounded at the end. The cere is swollen, with the nostril close to the anterior margin. Tarsus feathered, upper surface of toes thinly furnished with bristles.

This genus is found throughout the Oriental region, the greater part of the Australian region, New Zealand, and Madagascar. Most of the species, including the two found within Indian limits, are almost uniform chocolate-brown above.

Key to the Species.

a. Lower parts partly white, partly brown or rufous; quills barred ………………………N. scutulata, p. 309.
b. Lower parts almost entirely brown; quills not barred ………………………N. obscura, p. 311.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus NINOX
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
308
M_ID: 
6887
M_SN: 
Ninox
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1664

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