Genus RALLUS

Genus RALLUS.

Rallus, the Latinised form of the French Rale (spelt Rasle in Belon, 1555); our Rail, Dutch
Ral akin to rattle.

Bill longer than head (tip slightly curved) and grooved for two-thirds of length. Nostril in groove nearer base of bill than tip. Forehead of bristly feathers.

Wing short. Second quill longest usually. Remiges twenty-six. No white marks on hack. Tail short. Toes slender and free. Mid toe and claw varying from 1 1/3" to 2 3/5".

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 RALLUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
122
M_ID: 
3504
M_SN: 
Rallus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12785

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