Genus Pterophanes

Generic characters.

Male.Bill cylindrical, longer than the head, and slightly upcurved; wings very large and sickle-shaped; tail broad and large; tarsi clothed; feet small; hind toe shorter than the middle one; claws long, slightly curved, and sharp at the point.


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