Genus SARCIDIORNIS

GENUS, Sarcidiornis, Eyton.

Bill lengthened, of nearly equal width throughout; that of the males usually furnished with a naked, compressed, fleshy protuberance on the culmen; wings with one or more tubercles or blunt spurs at the shoulder; first and second primaries sub-equal and longest; legs lengthened; feet large; tarsus with sub-quadrate scales of large size; plumage glossy black above; sexes nearly alike in color, but the males much larger than the females.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Genus SARCIDIORNIS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
396
M_ID: 
343
M_SN: 
Sarkidiornis
Term name: 
id: 
12148

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