Genus SCOLOPAX

Genus SCOLOPAX.

Scolopax = a kind of Snipe mentioned by Aristotle ; probably from =a thing pointed, a stake, and akin to = I stir up, probe, etc.

Tibia plumed to joint. Tail of twelve uniform feathers. Remiges twenty-six. Head and neck transversely marked with black. First quill longest. Two notches in posterior margin of breast-bone. Females as a rule larger than males. Scattered throughout the world.

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 SCOLOPAX
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
179
M_ID: 
4185
M_SN: 
Scolopax
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12949

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