Turnix, shortened from Coturnix, q.v., to show that it was a mutilated form, wanting the hind toe.
First quill as long as others. No hind toe. Tail very short, of twelve feathers in a bundle. None are truly migratory.
(i.) Leg (metatarsus) longer than mid-toe and claw.
A. Entire breast cross-barred black. Belly spotless. Sexes differ.