Genus HOPLOPTERUS

Head crested ; no lappet. Wing armed with a long, curved, black spur on the bend. Second quill longest. Tarsus long and slender, reticulated throughout; no hind toe.

This genus, easily distinguished amongst Indian Plovers by its wing-spur, comprises two African and one Indian species. One of the African forms ranges to Southern Europe and Syria.

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 HOPLOPTERUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
229
M_ID: 
3986
M_SN: 
Vanellus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2067

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