Family TURNICIDAE

Family TURNICIDAE.

THREE-TOED QUAILS and PLAIN WANDERERS.

Jerdon (p. 594) places the Bustard and Button Quails as a subfamily of Tinamidae.

Of small size. Bill slender. Wings moderate. Tail short or none. Lateral toes short. No spurs.
No hind toe (Pedionomus excepted). Frequent bushes and grass-jungle.

NOTE.— Bustard Quails differ more from Quails than the latter do from Pea-Fowl in structure.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Family TURNICIDAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
113
M_ID: 
3835
M_SN: 
Turnicidae
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12773

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