Genus PLATALEA

Genus PLATALEA.

Platalea Linn., Syst. Nat, 10th ed., i, p. 139 (1758).

Type by mon., Platalea leucorodia Linn.

In this genus the bill is a very striking feature ; both mandibles-are greatly flattened, becoming broader and spoon-shaped on the tip, where they are slightly turned down; the nostrils are placed in grooves near the base, the grooves diverging from the nostrils and running down each edge of the upper mandible ; face naked; legs long, the tibia only feathered above, tarsus reticulated throughout; toes long, bordered by a membrane and webbed at the base.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus PLATALEA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
311
M_ID: 
2154
M_SN: 
Platalea
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5144

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