Genus SCOLOPAX

Bill long, straight, slender, rather soft and swollen at the tip : both mandibles grooved at the side; nostrils linear, basal, the gape in front of the base of the culmen. Wings long, 1st quill longest. Tail short, of 12 feathers. Legs short, feathered to the joint at the base of the tarsus.

Two or, including the North American form, sometimes separated generically, three species are known. Only the typical 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 SCOLOPAX
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
283
M_ID: 
4185
M_SN: 
Scolopax
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2137

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