Genus POLYPLECTRUM

many, = an instrument to strike with, a quill.

Crown-feathers soft and hair-like. Tail long, full and rounded, of twenty to twenty-four feathers. Each tail-feather beautifully adorned with one or a pair of metallic green or pink ocelli. These ocelli are rudimentary or absent in some females. Two or three spurs on each tarsus in males. Found in Indo-Chinese countries and the Malay Archipelago. None occur W. of Bay of Bengal.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus POLYPLECTRUM
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
70
M_ID: 
1622
M_SN: 
Polyplectron
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12654

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