Genus RECURVIROSTRA

Genus RECURVIROSTRA.

Recurvirostra, from recurvus=turned back, and rostrum=the beak.

Bill long and flexible, turned up, channelled above and below. Remiges twenty-nine. First quill longest. Tarsus reticulated. Hind toe small. Anterior toes deeply webbed, webs notched in middle. Swim well. Avocets, from their strongly webbed feet, were classed by Temminck and others near the Flamingo. Nearly cosmopolitan.

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 RECURVIROSTRA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
164
M_ID: 
3980
M_SN: 
Recurvirostra
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12904

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