Genus PANDION

GENUS, Pandion, Savigny.

Bill short, curved from the cere, rounded above: tip produced and much hooked; margin of upper mandible sinuated; nostrils small, narrow, obliquely transverse; wings long, reaching beyond the end of the tail, second quill longest, or second and third nearly equal; tail moderate, nearly even; the tarsus moderate, entirely covered with reticulated scales; toes quite free, outer-toe versatile, longer than the inner-toe; claws large, much curved, rounded below, nearly of equal size ; soles of the feet covered with sharp pointed scales.

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: 
Genus PANDION
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
38
M_ID: 
2533
M_SN: 
Pandion
Term name: 
id: 
11217

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