Family SULIDAE

The Gannets or Boobies are black and white or brown and white birds of considerable size, inhabiting the open sea, and living on fish. They have a powerful pointed bill, and the outer nostrils in adults are completely closed. Cervical vertebra; 18. Ambiens, femoro-caudal, and semitendinosus muscles present, the two accessory thigh-muscles absent. No syringeal muscles.

There is only one genus.

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: 
Family SULIDAE
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
345
M_ID: 
2396
M_SN: 
Sulidae
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2209

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