Genus SYRRHAPTES

The present genus is distinguished by wanting the hallux and by having very short broad toes feathered above, the tarsus is thickly feathered throughout, the middle tail-feathers are long and pointed, and the wings long.

Only two species are known; both inhabit Central Asia, and one just comes within our limits in Western Tibet.

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 SYRRHAPTES
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
62
M_ID: 
4766
M_SN: 
Syrrhaptes
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1872

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