Genus IBIS

GENUS, Ibis, Bonap,

Bill very long, moderately stout, thickened at the base, somewhat square, arched more or less throughout; the upper mandible, with a long lateral groove produced to the tip; nostrils basal, narrow; wings long, the second quill longest, or the third and fourth sub-equal to it; tail short, even, of twelve feathers; tarsus moderate: toes long, hallux resting on the ground; head and neck of the adult devoid of feathers; scapulars and tertials decomposed, lengthened; feathers of the breast elongated; plumage white.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Genus IBIS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
390
M_ID: 
2094
M_SN: 
Threskiornis
Term name: 
id: 
12126

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