Genus PORZANA

Genus PORZANA.

Porzana, the Italian name; also written Sforzana (Salvadori) and Forzane. Of unknown derivation.

Small, short-billed, long-toed Water-Rails. Bill equals length of head, somewhat narrowed in middle. Wings rounded. Second quill longest, or two and three equal. Tail short, nearly covered by tail-coverts. Toes long, slender, and smooth. Sharp claws. Mid toe and claw from 1.2" to 1.8". Cosmopolitan.

Breast uniform, not spotted white.

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 PORZANA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
125
M_ID: 
3630
M_SN: 
Porzana
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12793

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