The Edible and Game Birds of British India, with Its Dependencies and Ceylon; With Woodcuts, Lithographs, and Coloured Illustrations

The Edible and Game Birds of British India, with Its Dependencies and Ceylon; With Woodcuts, Lithographs, and Coloured Illustrations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...which, on the nape, is a small black patch; supercilium white, extending to and meeting behind the nape, also a black streak from behind the eye; lores pale white; chin and throat pale white breast isabelline brown, fading on the abdomen to albescent, and white on the under tail coverts; back, scapulars, tertials and wing coverts warm rufous buff, brighter on the tail, the outer feathers of which on each side have a subterminal black band on the inner web only; the others on both webs, and all, except the central tail feathers, broadly tipped white; primaries black; secondaries with their outer webs concolorous with the back, the inner web, and subterminally on both webs also black, the edges of the tips white. Length.--1o-5 to II inches; wing 6-5 to 7; bill black, 1-o6in length in front; irides brown. Hab.--Sind, Punjab, N.-W. Provinces, Oudh, Bcloochistan, Persia, Afghanistan, Kutch, Guzerat and Rajputana. Breeds in similar situations as C. coromandelicus from May to July. Eggs broad ovals, slightly compressed towards one end. In colour they are not unlike those of C. coromandelicus. In size they vary from l-1 to 1'i8 in length and from 0 9 to vo in breadth. Extremely common on bare or open grassy plains. Sub-Family, CHARADRINE.--Plovers. Bill slender, straight, flattened at the base, compressed and grooved; wings long and pointed; tarsi moderate, 1st quill usually longest; hind toe small or wanting. In India, all the members of the Charadrinm sub-family are numerous, and occur generally associated together in moderately-sized flocks during winter, either near the sea coast, on the banks of large rivers, on mud flats, open plains, edges of rivers and lakes, or on grassy downs and ploughed fields, Some remain and breed in the country, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860284
  • 9781236860286