Genus SALPORNIS

The genus Salpornis contains two species, one Indian and the other African. It differs from Certhia in many remarkable respects, although bearing a great general resemblance to it. It has an extremely long, pointed wing, with a minute first primary, whilst the second primary reaches to the end of the wing. The foot, also, is differently shaped.
Salpornis has a typical Certhia's bill, though it is longer than it is in most birds of "that genus; the tarsus is short and the hind claw is much shorter than the hind toe. The tail is composed of 12 soft, rounded feathers and is nearly square.
The sexes are dike and the young are similar to the adult. There is apparently no spring moult.,

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus SALPORNIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
439
M_ID: 
26531
M_SN: 
Salpornis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2936

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