Family PROCELLARIIDAE

Family PROCELLARIIDAE.

Bill unserrated, and ending in a nail. Nostrils united externally in one tube above the culmen. Margin of sternum even. Second primary longest. The majority of Petrels on being captured vomit a small quantity of clear oil with a disagreeable smell. The plumage of the Petrels is somewhat close set, and a peculiar musky odour is perceptible in all of the species. The same smell attaches to the eggs, and seems never to evaporate entirely.

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: 
Family PROCELLARIIDAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
241
M_ID: 
1731
M_SN: 
Procellariidae
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13105

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