Genus NYCTICORAX

Genus NYCTICORAX.

= a Nightjar in Aristotle, a Screech-Owl in the Anthology (xi. 186); but strictly a "Night-Raven,"

Bill short, stout, with culmen curved. Head crested, with two or three orna¬mental nape-plumes. Wing rounded. Third quill longest. Tarsus reticulated in front with large hexagonal scales. Tail broad and even. Six powder-down patches. Nearly cosmopolitan.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus NYCTICORAX
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
199
M_ID: 
2227
M_SN: 
Nycticorax
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13007

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