WoRMS taxon details

Scotopelia

204677  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204677)

accepted
Genus
Not documented
Description Size; medium to large. Plumage: poorly developed facial disc, no eartufts; head, nape and flank feathers long and loose;...  
Description Size; medium to large. Plumage: poorly developed facial disc, no eartufts; head, nape and flank feathers long and loose; feathers of outer primaries rather stiff without recurved barbs resulting in clearly audible flight. Other characters: adapted for fishing; feet and tarsi mostly unfeathered and scales of soles developed into spicules, claws long and curved; bill large and powerful. [details]
WoRMS (2018). Scotopelia. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204677 on 2018-12-13
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1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
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basis of record Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London. [details]   
From other sources
Description Size; medium to large. Plumage: poorly developed facial disc, no eartufts; head, nape and flank feathers long and loose; feathers of outer primaries rather stiff without recurved barbs resulting in clearly audible flight. Other characters: adapted for fishing; feet and tarsi mostly unfeathered and scales of soles developed into spicules, claws long and curved; bill large and powerful. [details]