FAMILY, Trogonidae

FAMILY, Trogonidae.

Bill short, stout, somewhat triangular, strong, curved from the base ; tip, and sometimes the margin, toothed; gape wide; nostrils and base of bill concealed by long tufts of bristles; wings moderate or short; tarsus short, partially feathered; toes short, feeble, two before and two behind, the inner toe being turned backwards; tail long and broad, of twelve feathers; plumage soft; skin very thin.

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: 
Family Trogonidae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
92
M_ID: 
8790
M_SN: 
Trogonidae
Term name: 
id: 
11316

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