Genus PORPHYRIO

Genus PORPHYRIO.

Porphyrio =a red-coloured water-bird known to the Greeks: from =. purple.

Base of bill prolonged to top of head and squarely truncated behind. Wings rounded; second, third, and fourth quills subequal. Toes very long, from 3.8" to 4.9". Plumage blue. Sexes alike. Africa, India, Burma, S. China, Malayan Archipelago, Australia, New Zealand, and South Sea Islands.

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 PORPHYRIO
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
130
M_ID: 
3708
M_SN: 
Porphyrio
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12811

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