Genus TETRAX

Genus TETRAX.

Tetrax Forster, Syn. Oat. Brit. Birds, p. 20 (1817).

Type by taut., Otis tetrax Linn.

This genus is now generally accepted by systematists. The birds are much smaller than in the preceding genus and the sexes are almost the same in size instead of having the males greatly exceeding the females. The various ornamental differences between the various Bustards hardly seem to be of generic value. The structure of the wing of Tetrax is remarkable, the fourth quill being narrowed on the outer web in the middle and on the inner web at the base and shorter than the primaries on either side of it.

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 TETRAX
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
62
M_ID: 
3309
M_SN: 
Tetrax
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4844

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