FAMILY, Otididae

FAMILY, Otididae.

Bill rather short, stout, broad at the base, somewhat compressed towards the tip ; upper mandible convex and slightly curved; nostrils in a large membranous groove ; legs long, rather stout; tarsi reticulated ; three short toes united at the base by a small membrane ; hind-toe always absent; claws short and blunt;. wings ample, more or less pointed; plumage mottled and game-like.

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: 
Family Otididae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
319
M_ID: 
3244
M_SN: 
Otididae
Term name: 
id: 
11934

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