Genus ROLLULUS

Genus ROLLULUS.

Remarkable for wanting the claw of the hind toe. From their colour, fan-like crest, and different colour of the sexes, they might rather be placed with the Jungle-Fowl than with the Partridges. The crest is similar to that of the Crowned Pigeons, and the bare frontal plumes are only represented elsewhere in this family by some of the American Partridges (Jerdon, iii, p. 580). Placed by Gray in Tetraoninae. Called by Blanford "the Green Wood-Quail." Long hair-like bristles on forehead in both sexes. Male with full crest. Tail of twelve feathers about two-fifths length of wing. First primary equal to tenth (fifth longest). Claw on hind toe rudimentary or wanting. Naked eye-patch. No spurs.

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 ROLLULUS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
100
M_ID: 
1449
M_SN: 
Rollulus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12736

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