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Genus III.--Ectopistes, Swains. Long-tailed Dove


Genus III.--Ectopistes, Swains. Long-tailed Dove


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Birds of America

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VOLUME V.

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GENUS III.--ECTOPISTES, Swains. LONG-TAILED DOVE.

Bill straight, of ordinary length, rather slender, broader than high at the base, with a tumid fleshy covering, compressed toward the end. Head small, oblong; neck of moderate length; body rather slender. Feet short; tarsus as short as the hind toe and claw, anteriorly scutellate; outer toe slightly shorter than inner; claws rather short, stout, arched, obtuse. Plumage compact above; blended, but firm beneath. Wings long; first and second quills longest, and about equal. Tail long, cuneate, pointed. Digestive organs as in the preceding genus.




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