Genus PLEGADIS

This genus is distinguished by having the head feathered except on the lores and area in front of the eye. The tarsi are lengthened, and scutellate in front; toes long and slender. The bill is much more slender than in the genus Ibis.

A single species of wide range is found in India; two other reputed species are American.

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 PLEGADIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
364
M_ID: 
2146
M_SN: 
Plegadis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2238

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