Genus RECURVIROSTRA

Bill very long, flexible, curved upwards towards the end, depressed; both mandibles flattened ; nostrils linear, long, each in an ill-marked groove not half the length of the bill. "Wings long, pointed, 1st quill slightly the longest in general; tail short. Tarsus and bare tibia long; tarsus reticulated; hind toe very small, but furnished with a claw; anterior toes deeply webbed, but webs notched in the middle.

There are about four species of Avocet, widely distributed ; only one is Indian

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 RECURVIROSTRA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
248
M_ID: 
3980
M_SN: 
Recurvirostra
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2093

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