Genus PTEROCLURUS

This is, by many writers, united to Pterocles, from which it only differs in having the two middle tail-feathers elongate and produced into a long narrow point.

There are always 16 tail-feathers.

Of the four known species, ranging over Africa, S. Europe, S. W. and Centra] Asia, three are found within Indian limits.

Key to the Species.

Abdomen white throughout in both sexes………………………P. alchata, p. 58.
Abdomen dark brown throughout in males, barred brown and rufous in females ; a black gorget………………………P. exustus, p. 60.
Middle of abdomen dark brown, sides buff in both sexes : no gorget………………………P. senegallus, p. 61.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus PTEROCLURUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
58
M_ID: 
4769
M_SN: 
Pterocles
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1868

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith