Genus SARCIOPHORUS

Bill more slender than in the last genus, but otherwise similar. Head more or less crested; a wattle in front of the eye, large in the Indian species, and furnished with a descending lappet. Second quill longest, first nearly as long. Tarsus long, slender, with transverse shields in front; no hind toe.

The single Indian species has been unnecessarily separated as Lobipluvia from its African allies, S. tectus, &c, from which it only differs in having a shorter and less-pointed crest, and a larger and differently-shaped wattle.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus SARCIOPHORUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
226
M_ID: 
3986
M_SN: 
Vanellus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2063

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