Genus NYCTICORAX

Genus NYCTICORAX.

Nycticorax Rafinesque, Analyse, p. 71 (1815).

Type by taut., Ardea nycticorax Linn.

In this genus the bill is very stout and deep, much compressed and with the culmen distinctly curved; the upper mandible is notched close to the tip; the head is short and comparatively thick; the head has a crest of a few narrow feathers rising from the nape ; the wings are rounded, the third primary longest; the tail of twelve feathers is short; the tarsus is long and stout, about equal to the culmen in length; the upper part of the tibia is feathered, leaving about half an inch bare; the tarsus is scutellated in front, reticulated behind. The genus is practically cosmopolitan but is not found far North.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus NYCTICORAX
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
359
M_ID: 
2227
M_SN: 
Nycticorax
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5202

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