Genus UPUPA

GENUS, Upupa, Lin.

Bill very long, moderately curved, compressed; gape wide; head with a large crest; nostrils round, slightly removed from the base, destitute of any membrane; wings long, with fourth quill longest; tail even, broad, of ten feathers ; tarsus moderate, with transverse scutae in front, reticulate posteriorly; claws short, that of hallux longer, somewhat straight.

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 UPUPA
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
141
M_ID: 
9536
M_SN: 
Upupa
Term name: 
id: 
11462

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