Genus TURNIX

Genus TURNIX.

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.

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: 
Genus TURNIX
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
113
M_ID: 
3836
M_SN: 
Turnix
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12774

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