Family PODARGIDAE

Bill large, depressed, extremely broad, much more solid than in Caprimulgidae, curved, and the tip hooked. Base of the bill overhung by large numbers of bristly feathers, concealing the nostrils, which are narrow slits protected by membrane.

This family inhabits the Oriental and Australian regions; one genus is Indian.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Family PODARGIDAE
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
193
M_ID: 
7027
M_SN: 
Podargidae
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1528

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