Genus VANELLUS

The common Lapwing of Europe and Northern Asia forms a genus by itself, distinguished by the long recurved crest, the absence of either lappet or wing-spur, and peculiar Coloration, without any white on the wing outside.

The bill is of the usual type in Plovers, moderate in length and rather slender, with a flattened culmen and slightly swollen termination or dertrum; the linear nostril in a groove that extends more than half the length of the bill. The wings are slightly rounded, the 2nd or 3rd primary longest. Tarsus of moderate length, reticulated all round; a small hind toe.

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 VANELLUS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
230
M_ID: 
3986
M_SN: 
Vanellus
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2069

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