Genus PLATALEA

Both mandibles greatly flattened, especially anteriorly, where they become broader, spoon-shaped, and slightly curved down at the tip ; nostrils near base, elongately oval, each in a groove that extends from the base, the two grooves parallel at first and diverging at the nostrils, and running thence to the tip just inside the curved border of the mandible. Sides of head in front of eye naked. Legs long, tibia half-naked, tarsus reticulated throughout; toes long, bordered by membrane and webbed at the base. One species is Indian.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus PLATALEA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
366
M_ID: 
2154
M_SN: 
Platalea
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2241

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