Genus PTEROCLES

GENUS, Pterocles, Temm.

Bill small, slightly arched, the sides compressed ; nostrils basal almost concealed by the frontal plumes ; wings long and pointed; the first and second quills longest; tail moderate, wedge-shaped or rounded; the central feathers often lengthened ; tarsi feathered in front, reticulated posteriorly ; the anterior toes bare, united at their base by membrane; hind-toe minute, raised; the claws short, stout, very slightly curved.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Genus PTEROCLES
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
294
M_ID: 
4769
M_SN: 
Pterocles
Term name: 
id: 
11888

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