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Birds of Indian Subcontinent

FAMILY, Phasianidae

FAMILY, Phasianidae.

Bill moderate, strong, vaulted; the tip of the upper mandible produced over that of the lower ; sides more or less compressed ; nostrils apert; wings moderate or short, rounded ; tail (typically) lengthened and broad, of from twelve to eighteen feathers; tarsus moderate or long, usually spurred in the males ; toes long, anterior ones united by a short membrane at the base; the hind-toe raised, short, sometimes resting on the ground by its point.

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: 
Family Phasianidae
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
302
M_ID: 
947
M_SN: 
Phasianidae
Term name: 
id: 
11896

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