Genus PERNIS

GENUS, Pernis, Cuvier.

Bill rather small, gently curving from the base, the tip very slightly hooked; margin of the upper mandible almost straight, or very feebly sinuated; nostrils narrow, oblique; the lores covered with small scale-like feathers; wings moderate, fourth quill longest, the second to the sixth sinuate internally; tail rather long, slightly rounded ; tarsi short, half plumed in front, covered with small reticulated scales; toes with transverse scales, entire at the roots of the nails, elsewhere divided ; lateral toes about equal, free, or barely united to the mid-toe ; nails unequal, only moderately curved; middle-claw dilated internally.

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 PERNIS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
57
M_ID: 
2586
M_SN: 
Pernis
Term name: 
id: 
11241

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