Genus SCOLOPAX

Genus SCOLOPAX.

Scolopax Linn., Syst. Nat., 10th ed., i, p. 145 (1758).

Type by mon., Scolopax rusticola Linn.

In the genus the bill is long, slender, rather soft and swollen at the tip ; both mandibles grooved, the linear nostril being placed at the base of the upper; the gape is forward of the base of the culmen; wings long with first primary longest; tail-feathers twelve in number, short and soft in texture ; legs short, feathered to the joint of the tarsus.

Only one species, the typical form, is found in India.

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.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus SCOLOPAX
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
252
M_ID: 
4185
M_SN: 
Scolopax
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5075

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